Government introduces bill to increase gratuity limit, maternity leave period
As per the bill, the gratuity limit of the private sector employees will be raised to Rs 20 lakh in line with that in the government sector. Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar introduced the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the House.
The ceiling of gratuity amount for the Central government employees has been increased to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh. Image source: Reuters