Verma worked (by which we mean "did not work") as a senior bureaucrat for India's Central Public Works Department. Verma was so knowledgeable in his field that he knew all the ins and outs and little loopholes in the country's various labor laws. For example, businesses in India with more than 100 paid employees may not fire an individual without permission to do so from the government.
It takes a warrant just to clean out his desk.
Verma seized on this opportunity, taking an extra-long leave of absence, until his superiors called him back into work. Verma responded by filing a continuous stream of extensions to that leave of absence. Naturally, his employer (remember, the government) kept denying these extensions, but each time they did, Verma simply filed another one, like a child in a grocery store who won't stop asking for that box of Cookie Crisp no matter how many times you tell them "No."
Verma decided to fall back on the loophole, rolling the dice on how long it would take the government to grant themselves permission to fire his ass, which finally came about 22 years after he was found to be guilty of "willful absence from duty." The law has since been changed to prevent further radical sabbaticals.