For the period you were on contract roll you are not eligible for Gratuity. As you were working under completely different employer and gratuity is payable if you work for minimum of 4 years and 240 days under single employer. Thus you are entitled for gratuity since 2007 and not from 2006. Hope this will resolve your query.
2. I have following questions;
a. What was your role there on contractor payroll? To whom you were reporting?
b. Is your role same? Are you reporting to same position/person?
c. Does contractor's letter speak anything about your posting.
d. Contractor is a company or firm?
e. If contractor is a company does it have any links with the director of the present company?
3. After above information is shared proper reply can be given.
Hope this would help you to clarify your stake
Management is not agree to pay for that period.As when i had go through gratuity act,it seems if principal employer is same then you are eligible even if you sre on contract basis,i have joined as D.E.T but it was also a mistake cause my profile was non technical and was doing data entry operator,later on as was MBA in HR shifted to HR as a single person in unit but not mention on document .Joining was in 2006 march and shifting to HR has been done in Oct-November 2006 and formalized inn 2007 April and from that started on company payroll.
I have a question with respect to buy 1 month notice, my company has 2 months notice period where i have served for a month & wanted to buy 1 month notice period. Today when my HR told me that i need to gross salary which really made me stun because as per my knowledge it was a basic of my salary that has to be charged.
Can someone please help me on this issue?