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Section 9 - Penalties : Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

 

 

What are the Penalties? Section 9 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

Section 9 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 : "Penalties"

9. (1) Whoever, for the purpose of avoiding any payment to be made by himself under this Act or of enabling any other person to avoid such payment, knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement or false representation shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.

(2) An employer who contravenes, or makes default in complying with, any of the provisions of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to one year, or with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty thousand rupees, or with both:

 

Provided that where the offence relates to non-payment of any gratuity payable under this Act, the employer shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years] unless the court trying the offence, for reasons to be recorded by it in writing, is of opinion that a lesser term of imprisonment or the imposition of a fine would meet the ends of justice.

 

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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