Payment of Gratuity Act not applicable to temples in Karnataka [Read Karnataka HC Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel August 3 2019
Mookambhika Temple, Kollur

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday clarified that the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (Gratuity Act) would not apply to temples in the State. Consequently, temple employees are not eligible to claim gratuity under the 1972 Act, the Court ruled.

A Full Bench comprising Justices BV Nagarathna, KN Phaneendra and BA Patil passed a judgment to this effect, upon . . .

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