I have a query regarding Gratuity. I was employed from 19-Jul-2012 to 28-Apr-2014 as a Fixed Term Hire (Contractual employee). I was full-time employee, and received PF during this tenure. I ended that contract on 28-Apr-2014, got Full and Final settlement, and got a regular position starting 29-Apr-2014 in the same company (however, it was considered as a new appointment, my employee ID changed) and served till 10-Aug-2017.
1. Will I be eligible for Gratuity?
2. Can someone please provide me legal refererences that would explicitly cover above situation under Gratuity Act?
I would highly appreciate any help.