Section 6 - Nomination : Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
What is Nomination? Section 6 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
Section 6 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 : "Nomination"
6. (1) Each employee, who has completed one year
of service, shall make, within such time, in such
form and in such manner, as may be prescribed,
nomination for the purpose of the second proviso to
sub-section (1) of section 4.
(2) An employee may, in his nomination, distribute the amount
of gratuity payable to him under this Act amongst more than one
(3) If an employee has a family at the time of making a
nomination, the nomination shall be made in favour of one or
more members of his family, and any nomination made by such
employee in favour of a person who is not a member of his
family, shall be void.
(4) If at the time of making a nomination the employee has no
family, the nomination may be made in favour of any person or
persons but if the employee subsequently acquires a family, such
nomination shall forthwith become invalid and the employee shall
make, within such time as may be prescribed, a fresh nomination
in favour of one or more members of his family.
(5) A nomination may, subject to the provisions
of sub-sections (3) and (4), be modified by an
employee at any time, after giving to his employer a
written notice in such form and in such manner as
may be prescribed, of his intention to do so.
(6) If a nominee predeceases the employee, the interest of
the nominee shall revert to the employee who shall make a fresh
nomination, in the prescribed form, in respect of such interest.
(7) Every nomination, fresh nomination or alteration of
nomination, as the case may be, shall be sent by the employee to
his employer, who shall keep the same in his safe custody.