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I agree with raj kumar But remember to consider human as human Think what is necessary not what it should be.
I completely agree with Mr.Bhanot. If one is found sleeping on duty frequently,he should be sent for medical check up and necessary counseling. It will be disastrous to give show cause notice.
Sleep is expression of need of the body and it is not that you get sleep when you ask for. I have always liked to see one in sound sleep.It exhibits peace of mind,if you get good sleep. It is inseparable part of life and generally it is difficult to control sleep- at time it is uncontrollable. Most HR people , who do not manual physical work may not fully appreciate needs of those doing heavy physical work
As some member has rightly said, now in mast cases workers are subjected to 12 hr working against legal provisions.

This depend on Company policy , if the lunch time is official and it is usually 30 minutes i.e this time should not included in the actual working hours , the employee can do what he wont in this period ensuring that after lunch time he should be doing his work after the lunch time immediatly, but if the lunch time is not official mean the employees can take their lunch during doing their work in this case of coarse sleeping is not allow .

You are absolutely correct Mr. Bhanot and this is an ideal Line of Action; I suggested SCN first of all to know the cause/reasons of sleeping during the working hours. When we receive the explanation against SCN then we should give him warning letter/caution letter and this depend on his explanation.
I agree that termination is not the solution. But in some cases this becomes necessary. We should terminate employee when this proven by medical check up/ domestic enquiry that the employee is habitually or willfully doing this. If we even do not take action then this will make bad effect to other employees. We should give sufficient chances to employee before taking such action.

Feeling sleepy It's all right** Some call it laziness, I call it deep thought." This piece of wisdom from Garfield, the comic strip fat cat with droopy eyes, seems to have encouraged Bangalore-based company allow its employees to take a 45-minute post-lunch nap. The software product development firm believes that this will help them relax and stay active for the rest of the day. After lunch, all lights are switched off and employees stretch out wherever comfortable. Some even bring their own mattresses and pillows. "It is really refreshing. It recharges our batteries to go on for the rest of the day," said an employee. The clients of the firm have been told not to disturb them during their power-nap.
Sleep has to do with the rhythm of the body. In the morning when you are awake your fresh and active. The graph will slowly go down by after noon and you feel sleepy. After some rest graph will go up again and by the late evening it will go down when you feel sleepy. This is very natural and hence should be looked at with sympathy.
For an act of sleeping while on duty, even if it is habitual the punishment to be inflicted upon the concerned workman has to be in reasonable proportion to the misconduct committed.

Termination or dismissal is not always the answer. The Labour Court is most likely to find the punishment of dismissal too harsh in view of the misconduct committed and may order a lesser punishment.

I will also request you to please re-read the response posted by Mr.Raj Kumar. If you do that you will find that Show Cause Notice and Charge Sheet have different meaning/implications and one cannot be a substitute for the other.

Vasant Nair

Dear Prashant
Any employee is still bounded with all rules regulations of the company till leaving of main gate.
As per factory act/ Standing orders lunch /tea period/break is provided for taking some food for freshness / rest only, not for sleeping or other activities etc.
D N SHarama -GGN- HR.

can worker sleep in his duty hours after achieving the target of production

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