I worked in a private limited company from 2014 to 2020 for a period of 6 years in Delhi with the post of clerical staff/stenographer/back office coordinator. After leaving the service I got the gratuity of Rs. 108346 on the last monthly gross salary of Rs 31300/-. (31300/26) x 15 x 6. But as per the rule the gratuity to be calculated on the basic salary.
During the year 2018 my basic salary was Rs 28000/- + other components total to Rs 30000/-. But in the year 2019 the basic salary has been reduced to Rs 16000 with all other components totalling to Rs 31300/-.
Now the company is requesting for the refund of excess amount in gratuity as received by me.
I do understand that once the basic salary is fixed, it remains same. or it can be reduced ? If possible what are guidelines ?
Some of my colleagues informed that as per my profile the basic salary during the year 2019 is Rs 19000/-. and this will be applicable.
What is the best available remedy.
I wait your valuable suggestions.