A period of 7 years have already passed since your resignation. The statute of limitation is 3 years. So the courts will want to know why you did not register a claim within 30 days as required by the law (or at least within reasonable time)
the procedure can be then considered
17th January 2018 From India, Mumbai
17th January 2018 From India, New Delhi
Payment of Gratuity Act does not lay down any limitation to claim gratuity.
It is totally the employers duty to pay gratuity.
Employer cannot resist payment of Gratuity on grounds of limitation.
No claim of gratuity becomes invalid merely because of laches.
Due reasonable reason only is to be given by claimant to account for delay.
However in this case, claimant is not sure whether he received his amount or not.
He needs to approach TCS for finding out.
TCS is well run organisation and may be able to answer him.
17th January 2018 From India, Pune