Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Asso.prof.(commerce & Management)
Freelancer In Hr &indirect Taxes For
Kritarth Consulting
Posh Programs; Hr Management Consultants
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can workers sleep in duty hours after achieving target of production as fixed with union or they should told to leave the factory and if leaved weather the duty hours should be deducted.
kindly clarify through mail on my Id -

From India, New Delhi
Dear Ramesh,
Notwithstanding the completion of the targets, theoretically speaking, no worker can sleep while on night duty. If he has completed work assigned to him then he should assist someone else or he should be given another task. By the way, what the supervisor or the production manager was doing when the worker slept? Why some alternate work was not assigned to him?
Anyway, this is the internal matter of your company. We the members of this forum are outsiders and cannot provide the solution. This is because we do not know how far the labour union is active and what is the mindset of the union leader. Is he a troublemaker? Please think it over and choose the right option.
Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Sleeping-on-Duty is an Act of Serious Misconduct punishable under the applicable Certified StandingOrders and or the Service Rules. Besides being an Act Unworthy of Employment, such Sleeping-on-Duty is Fraught with Grave Dangers namely Accident, Injury, and attendent repurcussion.
The Employer MUST be and Remain Vigilant and STOP such Act. Often, Few CaughtSleeping on Duty take a Defence saying that s/he was Feeling Unwell and in such situation, the Employer/Duty Supervisor Must arrange for a Medical Examination Care of such an Individual.
Appeasement Policy/Stand Never paid. Make People Aware through regular Workshop short Sessions
Kritarth Team,

From India, Delhi
Work place is not the place for sleeping.Its the duty of line supervisors and mangers to ensure discipline on work floor.
However based on few seen cases,at night after certain hours of work the production is stopped for the specific rest period to avoid accidents incidents etc,where employees are found in resting area instead of work place or production floor.

From India, Vadodara
Hi Ramesh, Are you talking about night shift or day shift. Nevertheless in any shift sleeping during duty hours not permissible.
From India, Bangalore
Dear Ramesh,
Can workers sleep in duty hours? The affirmative answer is 'No'. Sleeping during duty hours is considered as miscondut.
What is the duration of sleeping per shift? This should not be be considered as sleeping rather rest, because they finished their quota of job fixed for that shift and nothing there to perform. You can not deduct anything as they have their attendance and gave the fixed production. This is a serious situation as you have not done proper time study/motion study before fixing prodyuction target with Union.
The only remedy is to take-up the matter with the union to stop this indiscpline. Moblise the union to for engagement of workers for extra production with incentive would be a better solution. But your action for the reason would cause unrest.

From India, Mumbai
Hello sir Mobile Phone/ Cell phones can be allowed to workers or not while their working period?
From Nepal, Kathmandu
Many of the employers provided official mobile phones to their employees for performing their official duties which also can be used for personal matters. However some sensitive units banned mobile phones, pen drives/CDs and other copying devices inside their premises. Also such units don't provide freely usuable wi-fi or internet applications except their officials networking. Therefore clarification to your query both YES & No. as decision is taken depending on the sensitive nature of their operations/business.
From India, Bangalore
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