The service gratuity is admissible at the rate of 1/2 a month's reckonable emoluments (Pay, plus Grade pay plus MSP plus ‘X’ group pay, including classification allowance, if any and DA admissible on the date of discharge) for each completed six monthly period of actual qualifying service rendered.
An individual dismissed from service under the Army Act is ineligible for pension / gratuity in respect of his previous service. However in exceptional cases, he may at the discretion of the President, be granted service pension or gratuity at a rate not exceeding that for which he would have normally qualified.Individuals removed from service under section 20 of the Army Act may also be considered for grant of pension/ gratuity by the competent authority i.e. Government of India subject to the reduction in amount of pension/ gratuity if considered necessary on the merits of each case.
|S.N||Length of Qualifying Service||Rate of Death Gratuity|
|(1)||Less than one year||Two times of reckonable emoluments.|
|(2)||One year or more but less than 5 years||Six times of reckonable emoluments.|
|(3)||Five yrs or more but less than 20 yrs||Twelve times of reckonable emoluments|
|(4)||20 years or more||Half of the reckonable emoluments for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a min. of 12 times and a maximum of 33 times of the reckonable emoluments with a overriding ceiling of Rs. 10 lakhs.|