Firstly the act applies to factory, mine, oil field, plantation, port, and Railway company.
Secondly the act applies to every shop establishment within the meeting of any no for the time being info in relation to shops and establishments in a state. For being covered under this clause the shop and establishment must have 10 or more persons employed on any day of the preceding 12 months.
Thirdly the act applies to such other establishment or class of establishments in which 10 or more employees are employed where employees on any day of the preceding 12 months as the central government may buy notification published in the official gazette specified in this behalf.
As held in the case of Municipal board Gangapur v Controlling Authority under POG Act, as as the Gratuity Act is social legislation and should be given more expensive application. The term establishment bus be integrated liberal hence municipality a Deemed to be covered under section 1.
But the gratuity Act does not apply to apprentices and persons who hold civil posts under the central government or state government being governed by any other enactment or there any rules providing for payment of gratuity. Under Section 5 government may exempt any establishment covered by this gratuity Act from the provision of this act if the employees of Such establishment are in receipt of gratuity or pensioner benefits not lower then benefit provided by the act.
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11th April 2017 From India, Kolkata
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