By | January 31, 2023

How to Calculate Gratuity in Botswana

What is Gratuity ?

A gratuity is a sum of money customarily given by a customer to certain service sector workers such as hospitality for the service they have performed, in addition to the basic price of the service. 

How to Calculate Gratuity in Botswana

The amount of gratuity payable to the employee can be calculated based on half month’s salary for each completed year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is gratuity pay calculated?

The Gratuity calculation formula is: Gratuity = (15 × last drawn salary × working tenure)/30. For instance, if you have worked for a company for seven years, the organisation is not covered under the Gratuity Act.

What is the new rule of gratuity 2022?

The new gratuity policy for 2022 standards limits the maximum basic pay to 50% of CTC, increasing the gratuity incentive that must be offered to employees. The gratuity amount will be calculated using a big salary base that includes both basic pay and allowances.

Is gratuity compulsory in Botswana?

What is compulsory is payment of severance pay or gratuity at the end of the contract period, which is not normally less than the severance pay otherwise payable.

How gratuity is cut from salary?

So when you get your in-hand salary the gratuity amount is usually deducted from it. Most companies deduct 4.81% of the salary and other allowances and pay you as a part of the gratuity amount.

How much gratuity will I get after 5 years?

In the formula, the values are the following. For example, if individual A has worked with an organisation for 5 years, and your basic salary plus DA amounted to Rs. 30,000 every month, you are eligible to receive 5*30000*15/26 = Rs. 86,538.46 as gratuity. Your gratuity cannot exceed Rs. 10 Lakh in its entirety.

What is the difference between severance pay and gratuity?


Severance is paid when an employee is declared redundant. Gratuity is a lump sum amount that an employer pays an employee if he/she retires or resigns from employment. An employee does not contribute any portion of her salary towards this amount.

Why gratuity is not paid before 5 years?

No, you have to serve at least 5 years in a company to get gratuity payment. A Madras High Court ruling held that you can avail gratuity if you have completed 240 days of service in the fifth year. It is best to check with the HR of your company about this.

How much gratuity will I get after 3 years?

For employees whose employer is not covered under the Gratuity Act, the gratuity amount would be calculated as per the half-month salary on each completed year of service. The formula is: (15 * Your last drawn salary * the working tenure) / 30.

Do all employees get gratuity?

Organisations with a workforce of 10 employees on a single day in the preceding 12 months are liable to pay gratuity. If the number of employees of the same organisation reduces to under 10, it will still have to pay the gratuity, as per regulations of the Act.

Who are eligible for gratuity amount?

Gratuity: An employee is eligible for gratuity payment after completing 5 years of continuous service with one employer. Salaried employees, excluding temporary or contractual workers, are entitled to gratuity payment after completion of a certain period of employment at one organisation.

Is gratuity included in gross salary?

Gross Salary is employee provident fund (EPF) and gratuity subtracted from the Cost to Company (CTC). To put it in simpler terms, Gross Salary is the amount paid before deduction of taxes or other deductions and is inclusive of bonuses, over-time pay, holiday pay, and other differentials.