MeriLibrary has adopted this policy which is designed towards a positive approach so as to achieve a workplace free from substance abuse of any kind such as alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, tobacco etc.

A. How it affects the workplace

We are all aware of the grave consequences which arise due to the consumption of illegal substances, alcohol and the like. It affects a person's performance, judgment of work, co-ordination and hence leading to poor co-operation, absenteeism and inefficiency. It makes the employee unreliable increasing the possibility of mishaps, problems and disturbances thereby endangering the safety of their co- workers. Use of such substances contributes to crores of rupees of lost productivity and thousands of work mishaps in the workplace every year.

B. Principles of the policy

The company strictly prohibits the use of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes and no employee shall be tolerated if found under the influence or possession of such in the library premises during working hours. The company takes alcohol and drug abuse as a very serious matter as it affects the well-being of an individual and its surrounding and most importantly because it is a counter productive work matter.

Reasonable suspicion may include
  • Absenteeism
  • Frequent borrowing of money
  • Deteriorating work performance
  • Fluctuation of concentration
  • Poor co-operation with colleagues
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Unreliability

Under this policy,
  • No employee shall be allowed to attend work while under the influence of drugs or after consumption of alcohol. Exception can be made for drugs prescribed by the medical practioner for health reasons.
  • Possession of drugs, alcohol etc meant for consumption or to sell or transfer to employees or other persons is strictly prohibited.
  • There shall be zero tolerance to the use of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. The work area is a no-smoking zone. Hence smokers are expected not to smoke while at work. Cigarette smoking is a clear and present danger to health according to research. It affects not only the smokers but the non-smokers as well through the secondhand smoke. Smoking causes nearly 1 million deaths every year in India.
  • Use of tobacco shall also be prohibited in all premises. Tobacco and smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of all entrances and exits to the work premises.
  • This applies to all employees whether full-time or part-time. It also applies to all work related functions like meetings, conferences, parties, client functions or work lunches.

C. Why it is important

Employees are considered the most important resource and it is crucial that a safe and healthy working environment is provided for all the employees. This policy therefore basically aims towards the promotion of safety, good health and welfare of the entire workforce.
It promotes a healthy lifestyle by encouraging the employees to refrain from abusive substances for their overall development.

It aims to
  • maximise output and production
  • minimise problems
  • increase health awareness.

D. No Employee Support

Merilibrary will not support those employees who get caught or are found involved in the use, possession, sale or transfer of such illegal substances. Adverse employment action will be taken and they will be forced to temporarily refrain from work whilst taking help from the general practioner to ensure their own safety and the safety of others
Contravention of this policy is gross misconduct and the company will take disciplinary action for breaching of these rules which may lead to termination of the employees or summary dismissal. They may be asked to temporarily refrain from work and get help from outside. In case of possession of illegal drugs, it shall be reported to the police for criminal prosecution.We expect all employees to co-operate on this policy and these rules are to be followed while you are on work premises and while conducting work matters.


  • Neesu sharma HR Professional

    I always wanted to have my own library. I read a lot. Meri library fulfills that purpose for me. I love it's services and the concept is noble as well as amazing. Getting desired books at doorstep helps a lot. Thank you so much for this service. Wish Meri Library a bright future ahead. Hope Meri Library becomes pioneer in this area soon!!! We really really need these type of services to inculcate good reading habits among children.

  • Puja Khattri Professional Writer

    Thank you so much for your mail. I'd like to thank you for the wonderful job that you team is doing ad in particular mention that the gentleman who delivers are books is always polite and prompt and very helpful. Sometimes when I want to give additional books to the library, I do realise that it becomes difficult for him to carry, but nonetheless he always has a positive attitude. Thank you so much, and hope you will continue the good work.

  • Dr urvashi

    I have been associated with your library for 4 years and had a great experience so far. Being an ardent fan of books it has helped me inculcate reading habits in my daughter and nieces.i keep recommending your services to all my acquaintances. Woud request to add recent bestsellers regularlyLooking forward to a great association in future

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