Madhu.T.KIntimating the payment of gratuity at every time is not required. Even collection of form I from the employee is not ordinarily required when the employer is paying the gratuity in time and the same is not challenged. The employer is liable to pay it even if the employee has not asked for it. Section 4 mandates that it is payable. Therefore, the employee need not request (form I) for gratuity. But when the gratuity is paid, as a token of acceptance we collect an acknowledgment in form L. There is no need to send the communication to the Controlling authority. It is required only when there is any dispute and the Controlling authority directs the employer to determine and pay the gratuity.
From India, Kannur
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