There is no deposited amount of Gratuity so again whether it should be paid if the employee leaves lest say in 4 years should depend upon the company policy.
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27th April 2012 From India, Delhi
To be clear to the the new recruits, it is advisable to show Gratuity under "Perks available in long run" separately from the "Gross Monthly Salary". Also besides the CTC (which could includes Gratuity), the "Carry home" salary which is the "Gross Monthly Salary" less deductions (e.g. PF, ESI) should be shown so that there is no misunderstanding that Gratuity is being deducted monthly etc.
30th April 2012 From India, Jaipur
But there is a provision where the company starts accumulating the amount after the employee completes the continuous service of 1.6 year in the company, but it will be paid only after completion 5 continuous working years in the same company. So they may probably have mentioned the amount which is going towards your gratuity account, but it's not deducted from your pay!! it's the contribution made by the company. Purpose of gratuity pay is to show the gratitude towards the employee for his continuous loyal service....(So how can an employee, I, myself show the gratitude towards myself??)
30th April 2012 From India, Bangalore