A government official in Gujarat has told his superiors that he cannot come to office as he is conducting “penance” by entering the “fifth dimension to change the global conscience”. He also claimed he is Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Vishnu, PTI reported on Friday.

Superintendent Engineer with the Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency Rameshchandra Fefar said this is response to a show-cause notice that was served to him for attending office in Vadodara only on 16 days in the last eight months. “Such unauthorised absence does not suit a gazetted officer. Work of the agency is getting hampered because of your absence,” the notice read.

“Even if you don’t believe, I am indeed the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and I will prove it in coming days,” Fefar told media personnel at his home in Rajkot on Friday. “I realised that I am Kalki Avatar when I was in my office in March 2010. Since then, I am having divine powers.”

“I am doing penance at home by entering into fifth dimension to change the global conscience,” Fefar, who is in his late 50s said in his response. “I can’t do such penance sitting in office.” India has been getting good rainfall for the last 19 years because of his penance, he claimed. “Just because I am Kalki Avatar, India got good rains.”

The agency should decide “whether it’s more important to make me sit in the office and do time pass or do some concrete work to save the country from drought”, he added.