THE PAYMENT OF GRATUITY ACT, 1972 – INDEX

An Act to provide for a scheme for the payment of gratuity to employees engaged in factories, mines, oilfields, plantations, ports, railway companies, shops or other establishments and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-third Year of Republic of India as follows :

1. Short title, extent, application and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Controlling authority

4. Payment of gratuity

4A. Compulsory Insurance

5. Power to exempt

6. Nomination

7. Determination of the amount of gratuity

7A. Inspectors

7B. Powers of Inspectors

8. Recovery of gratuity

9. Penalties

10. Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases

11. Cognizance of offences

12. Protection of action taken in good faith

13. Protection of gratuity

14. Act to override other enactments, etc.

15. Power to make rules