Gaps between each renewal have been shown on paper for this purpose only.
When you quit you can try and claim gratuity and if not agreed use the evidence that there was n break in service at all in reality.
Which means here you have to collect and preserve evidence of your continuous work
You are eligible gor gratuity. The gap of seven days in each term has no effect on your entitlement. You complete one years continuous service if you work for 240 days in that year. If your employer refuse than you can approach the competent authority.
Prof. P K Misra
I differ with your opinion, You may please like to see for proper interpretation of the definition of continuous service, as provided in Sec. 2A of the Act. The defintion clearly speaks, "continuous service for a period if he has, for that period, been in uninterrupted service, INCLUDING service which may be INTERRUPTED on account of .................absence from duty without leave (not being absence in respect of which an order treating the absence as break in service has been passed in accordance with the standing order, rules or regulations governing the employees of the establishment), ...................or CESSATION OF WORK NOT DUE TO ANY FAULT OF THE EMPLOYEE.
So, in this case, irrespective of whether he can prove or not to have worked unofficially without formal order, the break was not due to any fault of the employee.