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Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

 

 

Section 1 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972: "Short title, extent, application and commencement"

1. (1) This Act may be called the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

(2) It extends to the whole of India:

Provided that in so far as it relates to plantations or ports, it shall not extend to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall apply to-

(a) every factory, mine, oilfield, plantation, port and railway company ;

(b) every shop or establishment within the meaning of any law for the time being in force in relation to shops and establishments in a State, in which ten or more persons are employed, or were employed, on any day of the preceding twelve months;

(c) such other establishments or class of establishments, in which ten or more employees are employed, or were employed, on any day of the preceding twelve months, as the Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf.

(3A) A shop or establishment to which this Act has become applicable shall continue to be governed by this Act notwithstanding that the number of persons employed therein at any time after it has become so applicable falls below ten.

(4) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint.

Section 2 - Definitions

Section 2A - Continuous service

Section 3 - Controlling authority

Section 4 - Payment of gratuity

Section 4A - Compulsory insurance

Section 5 - Power to exempt

Section 6 - Nomination

Section 7 - Determination of the amount of gratuity

Section 7A - Inspectors

Section 7B - Powers of Inspectors

Section 8 - Recovery of gratuity

Section 9 - Penalties

Section 10 - Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases

Section 11 - Cognizance of offences

Section 12 - Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 13 - Protection of gratuity

Section 13A - Validation of payment of gratuity

Section 14 - Act to override other enactments, etc

Section 15 - Power to make rules

 
 

 

 

 

 

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