240 days is the minimum number of days to work in the fifth year.
Taking ML will not affect entitlement of gratuity.
28th July 2018 From India, Pune
It seems you are from Coimbatore, TN.
If it is so then what you are saying that you are eligible for Gratuity on 4 years 240 days, is right as per the Judgement of Madras HC in MetturBeardsell Ltd.
In April 2019 you will be completing 5 years in service thereby you will be in continuous service for 5 years and thereby there will not be any issue of eligibility of your Gratuity.
"continuous service" means uninterrupted service and includes service which is interrupted by sickness, accident, leave, layoff, strike or a lock-out or cessation of work not due to any fault of the employee concerned, whether such interrupted or interrupted service was rendered before or after the commencement of this Act.
30th July 2018 From India, Mumbai
If you are planning to quit at the end of your ML period, yes you will be eligible for the Gratuity. As far as EL during the ML period is concerned, so long as you are on paid leave during maternity period other benefits too will be available to you and it includes your annual leave.
Thanks and Regards
30th July 2018 From India, Hyderabad