In gratuity act says that for eligibility is continue service of 5 years or more in a premises or single employer.
Gratuity is loyalty payment for the particular employee by his employer.
in your case Contractor Employees moves to one contractor to Another contractor roll, here they are consider as a new employment.
So they not eligible.
11th June 2019 From India, Bangalore
The term " terminal benefit ", as the very name would suggest in employment parlance, is the consequencial monetary benefit due to an employee on his termination of employment after rendering a certain length of blemishless service under the same employer who is a legal entity as per its constitution. A contractor, therefore, would be a distinct legal entity such as a sole proprietor, partnership firm or an incorporated company. It then follows, in general, that whenever termination of employment takes place due to non renewal of the contract, the contractor is bound to pay gratuity only when the employees rendered the minimum qualifying service under him as per the provisions of the PG Act, 1972.
11th June 2019 From India, Salem
The act of engaging the same employee under different contractor from time to time itself is a proof that there does not exist a genuine contract. In such situation, the contract becomes a sham contract and the worker will get the benefits of regularisation and thereby the principal employer will have to py gratuity and other terminal benefits.
11th June 2019 From India, Kannur
But ensure that before joining another contractor his Final dues is cleared from first contractor and keep the papers with you for record.
12th June 2019 From India, Ludhiana
13th June 2019 From India, Kannur
The case would be viewed differently as Sham & Camoflague contract, if the workmen continued to work in same place years together but change of contractor is happening. Then the workmen will be eligible for all benefits under contineous service.
13th June 2019 From India, Mumbai