Ceiling On Tax-Free Gratuity Doubled To Rs. 20 Lakh, Parliament Passes Law

NEW DELHI: Parliament today passed a key bill that will empower the government to fix the amount of tax free gratuity and the period of maternity leave with an executive order.

The Rajya Sabha, which has failed to transact any significant businesses in the last fortnight after protests by various parties, today passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill without discussion.

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