Nagarkar Vinayak L
Gratuity Fund Formation Consultant
Insolvency N Gst Professional
K C S Kutty
S S Mishra
Payroll Analyst - Shipping Industry
Gm- Training & Hr
He can take LIC policy or from some other insurance company to pay due amounts to entitled employees.
But deducting any amount from employee on a/c of gratuity is illegal
It is outright illegal to make deduction from employees' salary when the responsibility is squarely cast on employer to pay it when due and eligible from his funds or through linkage with LIC.
Make a representation to the top person and bring to his notice this grave violation of legal obligation and refrain from this act and also to refund the amount already illegally deducted.
To clarify, Employer can not deduct gratuity contribution from the employee's earnings; however showing the gratuity component as a separate component (benefits) to compute the Total Cost to the Company (TCTC) is a legit practice and is adopted by most of the companies. There is no logic to it, it is just like adding froth to the beer; inflating the Total compensation by adding benefits like Gratuity, insurance etc to make it look more lucrative.
Gratuity does form part of CTC which is understandable. If the legal responsibility is put on the employer, where is the need for either deduction or notionally showing it as debit and credit. It is forthright ridiculous.
A person is eligible to receive gratuity only if he has completed minimum five years of service with an Company/Organisation. However, it can be paid before the completion of five years at the death of an employee or if he has become disabled due to accident or disease.
Business owners will do wrong practice because of their profit.