The eligibility criteria for receiving gratuity upon
- Resignation/ Demise
- Disablement due to an Accident or a Disease
- Voluntary Retirement
- Lay off due to retrenchment
completion of a continuous service of at least 5 years and these 5 years of continuous service include interruptions and hindrances in work of an employee because of strike, lockout, accident, leaves, layoff, absence from duty without leave, and termination of service not on the part of an employee.
However, this condition is not mandatory if the termination of the employee is caused by his or her death and he or she would be eligible to receive the gratuity in this case even if that employee has not completed 5 years of service.
For the calculation of the 5 years of service-
Establishments working underground or in mines: one year is counted for at least 190 working days and in the case of other establishments: one year is counted for at least 240 working days.