firstname.lastname@example.orgHi You cannot hold Pf if Stop Auto Transfer is disabled. You can stop filling Date of Ending in such cases . Mostly they will not expect that. You cannot hold any candidate in JOB Market.
HR's in market should recruit candidates with valid Offer and relieving letter. Without that letter if all HR's deny a candidate then candidates will start fulfilling notice.
Since A2A You can't do anything on him as per act. You can hold the remaining days salary and pending monetories against him and blacklist his identity to avoid future recruitment's.
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