Yes they are eligible for Gratuity.
They are certainly covered under Act since they work for the Principal Employer though under or through a contractor. Such workers are not engaged to do the own work/job of a contractor. What is important is for whom the work is done and not by whom they have been hired. As the services are availed by the the Principal Employer they should be eligible for Gratuity.
Mr.Madhu / Umakanthan Sir can throw more light on this.
From India, Madras
rkn61If the person concerned worked in the same company and worked for 5 years (continuous service)
he is eligible to receive payment of gratuity.
Please also click the following link, where our senior members have commented to a case, similar to yours.
From India, Aizawl
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