8. RECOVERY OF GRATUITY. - If the amount of gratuity payable under this Act is not paid by the employer, within the prescribed time, to the person entitled thereto, the controlling authority shall, on an application made to it in this behalf by the aggrieved person, issue a certificate for that amount to the Collector, who shall recover the same, together with compound interest thereon at such rate as the Central Government may, by notification, specify, from the date of expiry of the prescribed time, as arrears of land revenue and pay the same to the person entitled thereto :
Provided that the controlling authority shall, before issuing a certificate under this section, give the employer a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the issue of such certificate :
Provided further that the amount of interest payable under this section shall, in no case exceed the amount of gratuity payable under this Act.
For further opinion ask me.
1st March 2011 From India , Delhi
3rd March 2011 From India , Delhi
Santosh is right, please get in touch with some good labour lawyer of the area, where you worked or get in touch with Labour Department Office within that area they would provide the complete details about the Controlling Authority.
21st April 2011 From India , Hapur