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Gratuity to the private/unaided primary teacher

(Querist) 24 August 2011 This query is : Resolved 
I'm a school principal at Vadodara, Gujarat. I want to know whether a teacher of our private/unaided primary school who was appointed on 14/06/1968 and retired on 19/01/1999 ,is eligible to get Gratuity ? and If he is eligible then form which year is he eligible to get the payment of Gratuity? as the Central Govt. amended in the bill No 109 on 12/11/2009
Raj Kumar Makkad (Expert) 24 August 2011
Till date, no law hs been framed for setting aside decision of Apex Court of India vide which it has been decided that Payment of Gratuity is not applicable for private unaided school teachers. This judgment was given in Ahmedabad private teachers association matter.
prabhakar singh (Expert) 25 August 2011
yes !the judgement is still in force .Mr. Raj kumar makkad has rightly informed you.
Kundan Kr. Singh (Expert) 25 August 2011
payment of gratuity act 1972 preamble clearly say--An act to provide for a scheme for the payment of gratuity to employees engaged in Factories,mines,oilfields,plantation,ports, railway companies,shops or other establishmentand for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.As per this act you are entitle after complition of 5 yr service.
I have no knowledge about any judgement.If any i am requesting to Mr.Makkad give details.
P.ESAKKIMUTHU (Expert) 25 August 2011
as on today, private school teachers are brought under ESI Act and hence the private schools are categorized as establishment under Payment of Gratuity Act.Hence PG Act is applicable to private school teachers and it is effective from the date of coming in effect of ESI notification. PG Act is not applicable to the case on hand ie to Sri Shah Kautuk who retired on 19.1.99

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