Gratuity is a statutory benefit that applies to all employees who have rendered their service to an organisation for a specific period. The gratuity amount is usually paid to the employee in lump sum based on the number of years of service they render. The gratuity benefit is payable to the employee under the following circumstances:

• Resignation from employment
• Death of the employee
• Retirement
• Employment termination

Employers consider the employee’s last drawn salary as the basis for gratuity calculation. It is an integral part of the employees’ salary structure, and it is regulated under Section 4(1) of the Payment of Gratuity Act 1972. Although the act states that the gratuity benefit is payable after completing five years of service with the same organisation, there is an ongoing debate relating to its eligibility.

If you are wondering if you are eligible to get gratuity if you have completed more than four years of service but not completed five years? Then the answer lies in Section 4(2) of the Payment of the Gratuity Act. It spells out the condition for employee gratuity if he/she has not completed five years of service.

The section says that for every year of completed service (more than six months), the employee can receive gratuity. As an employee, if you work in an organisation for more than six months, you are entitled to get the gratuity.

## The formula for gratuity calculation

You can calculate your gratuity amount, using the following formula:

### Gratuity = N x B x 15/26

In the above formula,
• N is the number of years of service rendered
• B is the last drawn salary (Basic salary + Dearness Allowance)
Let us under the gratuity calculation with an example.

Let us assume that you were employed with a company named ABC for five years. Your last drawn salary (basic + DA) at the time of leaving the company was Rs. 50, 000.

As per the above formula, your gratuity will be calculated as:

### Gratuity = 5 x 50,000 x 15/26 = Rs. 1, 44, 230

Note: Although there are 30/31 days in most months of the years, under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the number of working days in a month is 26.

## The time limit for paying the gratuity amount

The employer must pay the gratuity amount within 30 days from when it becomes payable to the beneficiary. However, if the employer fails to pay the amount within the specified period, as a beneficiary, you are entitled to receive a simple interest on the amount.

You must take note that the gratuity amount is payable only in cash unless you, nominee or the legal heir make a specific request for the amount to be paid in DD (Demand Draft) or Cheque.

## What happens if the employer refuses to pay the gratuity?

If you don’t get the gratuity payment within 30 days from the date it becomes payable; you can write a complaint to the Controlling Authority. Non-payment of gratuity is a punishable offence, and the employer shall be charged with imprisonment for a term not less than three months and/or with a fine not less than Rs. 10,000 and not more than Rs. 20,000.

## Forfeiture of Gratuity Payment

The employer can forfeit the gratuity payment to the employee under specific conditions, where the employee’s service is terminated due to any of the following reasons:

• Violent behaviour with other employees within the organisation premises
• Any disorderly misconduct
• Involvement in any illegal activities or committing an offence involving moral turpitude
The employer has the right to forfeit the gratuity partially to the extent of damage or loss caused or forfeit the full amount.

## Gratuity Nomination

If you have completed one year of service in an organisation, you must make a nomination for the gratuity payment in the event of your untimely demise. You can appoint more than one person as a nominee by filling Form F. Ensure that you fill the nominee details correctly so that it is easily verifiable at the time of gratuity payment.

You can choose to change the nominee details or the person by giving written notice to the employer and filling Form H. If you fail to nominate a beneficiary, the gratuity amount will be paid to the legal heir.

## What is the maximum gratuity amounting payable to the employee?

As per the Gratuity Act, the maximum gratuity amount payable to the employees is limited to Rs. 20 lakhs over the entire working life. Hence, even in case of multiple gratuity payments, the total amount shall not exceed Rs. 20 lakhs.

## Taxation on Gratuity

Under the Income Tax Act, the gratuity received up to a limit of Rs. 20 lakhs, it is exempted from tax.

## Final Word

Gratuity is an essential aspect of your employment benefits. Ensure that you are aware of your rights in terms of gratuity, and if you are employed with the same organisation for four years and 240 days, you are entitled to receive it.

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You may receive from time to time, announcement about offers with intent to promote this Website and/or facilities/products of ABC Companies (“Promotional Offers”). The Promotional Offer(s) would always be governed by these Terms of Use plus certain additional terms and conditions, if any prescribed. The said additional terms and conditions, if prescribed, would be specific to the corresponding Promotional Offer only and shall prevail over these Terms of Use, to the extent they may be in conflict with these Terms of Use. The Website reserves the right to withdraw, discontinue, modify, extend and suspend the Promotional Offer(s) and the terms governing it, at its sole discretion.

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In addition, the Website does not endorse or control the content of any other user and is not responsible or liable for any content, even though it could be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or that it infringes or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that the Website does not pre-screen content, but that the Website will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any content that is available via the facilities.

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Assignment

You shall not assign your rights and obligations under this Agreement to any other party. The Website may assign or delegate its rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party in future, directly or indirectly, or to an affiliated or group company.

Legal Disclaimers

The information provided on or through the Website is for general guidance and information purposes only and they do not in any manner indicate any assurance or opinion of any manner whatsoever. Any information may be prone to shortcomings, defects or inaccuracies due to technical reasons. Certain information on Website may be on the basis of our own appraisal of the applicable facts, law and regulations in force at the date hereof.

The information (and opinions, if any) contained on the Website may have been obtained from public sources believed to be reliable and numerous factors may affect the information provided, which may or may not have been taken into account. The information provided may therefore vary (significantly) from information obtained from other sources or other market participants. Any reference to past performance in the information should not be taken as an indication of future performance. The information is dependent on various assumptions, individual preferences and other factors and thus, results or analyses cannot be construed to be entirely accurate and may not be suitable for all categories of users. Hence, they should not be solely relied on when making investment decisions. Your investment or financial decision shall always be at your own discretion and based on your independent research; and nothing contained on the Website or in any information would construe ABCL/ABC Companies or any of its employees/authorized representative as having been in any way involved in your decision making process. Any information and commentaries provided on the Website are not meant to be an endorsement or offering of any stock or investment advice.

Nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation to use any product, process, equipment or formulation, in conflict with any patent, or otherwise and Facilities Provider / ABCL/ABC Companies makes no representation or warranty, express or implied that, the use thereof will not infringe any patent, or otherwise. Information on this Website sourced from experts or third party service providers, which may also include reference to any ABCL Affiliate. However, any such information shall not be construed to represent that they belong or represent or are endorsed by the views of the Facilities Provider or ABC Companies. Any information provided or sourced from ABCL Affiliate belongs to them. ABCL is an independent entity and such information from any ABCL Affiliate are not in any manner intended or to be construed as being endorsed by ABCL or Facilities Provider. The information does not constitute investment or financial advice or advice to buy or sell, or to endorse or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or other financial instrument for any reason whatsoever. Nothing on the Website or information is intended to constitute legal, tax or investment advice, or an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment or a solicitation of any type. Investment in the securities market and any financial instruments are inherently risky and you shall always assume complete and full responsibility for the outcomes of all the financial or investment decisions that you make, including but not limited to loss of capital. You are therefore advised to obtain your own applicable legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice or facilities before taking or considering an investment or financial decision.

No Solicitation

No Information at this Website shall constitute an invitation to invest in ABCL or any ABC Companies. These are meant for general information only or to meet statutory requirements or disclosures. ABCL or any of its employees are in no way liable for the use of the information by you, when making any decision or investing or trading through any investment vehicles or ABC Companies, or any other third party which may be engaged in offering of these services.

The information contained on this Website does not represent and should not be used to construe (i) the terms on which a new transaction would be entered into by ABCL or ABC Companies, (ii) the terms on which any existing transactions could be unwound by ABCL or ABC Companies, (iii) the calculation or estimate of an  amount that would be payable following an early termination of any past/existing transactions or (iv) the valuations given to any transactions by ABCL or ABC Companies in their books of account for financial reporting, credit or risk management purposes.

Statutory Disclosure

ABCL and ABC Companies are engaged in a broad spectrum of activities in the financial services sectors. You understand and acknowledge that Aditya Birla Money Limited (‘ABML’), Aditya Birla Finance Limited (‘ABFL’) and Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited and trustees and sponsor of Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (‘ABSLMF’) are group companies and ABML / ABFL also acts as a distributor of ABSLMF.  Any recommendation or reference of schemes of ABSLMF if any made or referred on the Website, the same is based on the standard evaluation and selection process, which would apply uniformly for all mutual fund schemes. You are free to choose the execution facilities in the manner deemed fit and proper and no commission will be paid by ABSLMF to ABML / ABFL if you choose to execute a transaction with ABSLMF on the Website, unless otherwise agreed by you and ABML/ABFL separately. Information about ABML/ABFL, its businesses and the details of commission structure receivable from asset management companies to ABML/ABFL, are also available on their respective Website.

Similarly Aditya Birla Money Insurance Advisory Services Limited and Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers Limited are insurance intermediaries and engaged in the distribution of Insurance Products and it may services may include products of Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited and Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company Limited. However there is no conflict on these services and commissions if any payable are in accordance of the extant regulations.

Force Majeure

The Facilities Provider, ABC Companies and any of its Third Party Service Providers shall not be liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, virus, other malicious computer code, hacking, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, flood, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, earthquake, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

Indemnification

You agree to protect and fully compensate Facilities Provider, ABCL, ABC Companies, subsidiaries, licensors, suppliers and facilities providers, employees, officers and directors, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages, expenses and costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys fees) caused by or arising from your use of the facilities, your violation of the Terms of Use or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of anyone.

No Waiver

The Facilities Provider, ABC Companies or any of its third party service providers and processor bank/merchants etc. shall not be deemed to have waived any of its/their rights or remedies hereunder, unless such waiver is in writing. No delay or omission on the part of Facilities Providers and ABC Companies, in exercising any rights or remedies shall operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies or any other rights or remedies. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar or waiver of any rights or remedies on future occasions.

Exclusive Agreement

You agree that these Terms of Use are the complete and exclusive statement of agreement supersede any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between you and the Facilities Provider and its Third Party Service Providers or processor bank/merchants relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use, as the same may be amended from time to time, will prevail over any subsequent oral communications between you and the Website and/or the processor bank.

Termination

Either party can terminate this Agreement by notifying the other party in writing. Upon such termination You will not be able to use the facilities of this Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Website specifically prohibits you from usage of any of its facilities in any countries or jurisdictions that do not corroborate to all stipulations of these Terms of Use. The Website is specifically for users in the territory of India. In case of any dispute, either judicial or quasi-judicial, the same will be subject to the laws of India, with the courts in Mumbai having exclusive jurisdiction.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with laws of India, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree, in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these Terms and Conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the Website whether in contract or tort or otherwise, to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located at Mumbai, India for the resolution of all such disputes.

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