However, the situation must be seen in totality considering the following:
Continuous service is defined under section 2-A, means a period of uninterrupted service including service which may be interrupted on account of;
vii.cessation of work not due to any fault of the employees
viii. Absence from duty without leave(not being absence in respect of which an order treating the actions as break in service has been passed in accordance with the standing orders, rules or regulations governing the employees of the establishment.
The case has to be examined minutely as complexity exists, to consider above points while doing the calculation for gratuity.
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7th July 2018 From India, Mumbai
7th July 2018 From India, Thiruvananthapuram