Prohibition of smoking at work places

The Commission is governed by the Prohibition Of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2008 (Annexure) as amended from time to time. In terms of these rules smoking in public places which include workplaces is an offence.

The features of the policy of the Delhi Urban Art Commission relating to prohibition of smoking at work places is as follows:-


Exposure to second-hand smoke/Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) also known as passive smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer and heart disease, in third parties. Neither the simple separation of smokers and non-smokers within the same airspace nor the provision of ventilation can eliminate exposure to ETS and the consequent health effects of such exposure. This policy has been developed to protect all employees, service users, customers and visitors from exposure to ETS, to ensure compliance with legal obligations and to ensure a safe working environment.


It is the policy of Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) that all of its workplaces are smoke-free and that all employees have a right to work in a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire workplace with no exceptions. This policy applies to all employees, consultants, contractors, customers and visitors.


All staff have an obligation to adhere to, and facilitate the implementation of this policy.

Policy Infringements

Infringements by staff will be dealt with under local disciplinary procedures. Infringements by customers, clients etc., will be dealt with in accordance with the procedure set out in the aforesaid legislation brought out by the Government.

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