The Egyptian Parliament rejected a proposal by one of its members to add alcohol to the Public Employment Act, the second article of which stipulates that for appointment or continuation of state jobs, proof of non-drug abuse is required. According to what local newspapers reported, including Al-Masry Al-Youm and Sada Al-Balad, during the plenary session held yesterday, Sunday, MP Mahmoud Qassem suggested adding alcohol analysis to drug analysis in the Public Employment Act, where he suggested adding the word alcohol after drugs, but the majority of the parliament refused The proposed.
The session ended with the approval of the House of Representatives in principle on the law, which aims – as the local newspapers said – to put an end to the continuation of some workers in holding their jobs despite proven use of narcotic substances, and to provide explicit legal texts whereby those who are proven to have consumed narcotic substances can be suspended from work, and the facilities are protected.
The public, and the lives of citizens, is the imminent danger that drug abusers may cause in their jobs. The second article of the law submitted by the government states that “It is required for appointment, contracting, assistance, or continuation of the public jobs of the state in all units of the state’s administrative apparatus, as well as public sector companies, public business sector companies, and companies operating in the management of public facilities, care homes, shelters, and shelters.
And rehabilitation, nurseries, schools, and private hospitals, as well as upon promotion to higher positions, renewal of contract, recourse, occupational leadership and supervisory positions, or renewal of appointment to them, it is proved that they are not using drugs .
Article five of the law includes the provision to punish anyone who intentionally allows the appointment, contract, use or continuation of those who are proven to have drug use at work, with imprisonment, a fine, or one of the two penalties, while Article Six stipulates that whoever deliberately deceives in conducting a drug analysis or declares a result shall be punished. Violation of reality with a prison sentence. Social networking sites witnessed comments that were dominated by criticism and ridicule because of the council’s refusal to add alcohol abuse to drugs as a reason not to appoint a job.