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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 nominee.

(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.

 

PAYMENT OF GRATUITY ACT 1972

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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