Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Retirement on Superannuation of the officer of West Bengal Circle from the period 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019

Name of the officer
Sri /Smt
Date of Birth
Date of Retirement on Superannuation
Baby Lahari
SSPOs Burdwan
Ashok Senapati
Sr PM , Howrah HO
J. Choudhuri
SRM , AP Stg
SRM , RMS SB Dn02.03.195931.03.2019
Jhantu Kr Raut
Jibak Barua
Amirul Islam Momin
Sr PM , Jalpaiguri
Nirajan Mandi
ASP , RMS WB Division

Reservation For Economically Weaker Sections(EWSs) in Direct Recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks

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Reservation For Handicapped(Persons with Disability) in engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

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Constitution Of Circle Relaxation Committee(CRC) at Circle level for considering compassionate appointment cases

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Guidelines for forwarding cases involving financial matters

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

CHQ News : GS submitted views / comments on recommendations on cadre restructuring committee report to Directorate

Dear Comrades,  

As scheduled meeting for submission of views /comments on the draft Recommendation on Cadre Restructuring of Inspector Posts Cadre has been held on 9th February 2019 at New Delhi GPO – 110001. 

Following CHQ office bearers attended the meeting and took active part in the discussion. 

1. Shri Arup Kumar Seal, General Secretary. 
2. Shri Ajith Kurian, Circle Secretary, Kerala Circle. 
3. Shri Deepak Sharma, Circle Secretary, Uttarakhand Circle. 
4. Shri Ram Narayan Singh, Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle. 
5. Shri M J Sreenivas, Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle. 
6. Shri Y. Ventateshvarulu, Circle Secretary, Telengana Circle. 
7. Shri B Srinivas, Vice President CHQ (Andhra Pradesh Circle)
8. Shri P. Ajit Kumar, Vice President CHQ (Directorate)
9. Shri G Babu, Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu Circle. 
10. Shri J. K. Hingorani, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan Circle.
11. Shri Anil Kumar, Circle Secretary, Bihar Circle. 
12. Shri Chandan Kumar, Circle Secretary, Jharkhand Circle. 
13. Shri Anup Kumar Giri, Circle Secretary, West Bengal Circle.
14. Shri S.B. Kharat, Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle. 
15. Shri Nirmalya Mitra, President West Bengal Circle.
16. Shri Roop Chand, President Delhi Circle. 

The reply on the recommendations of cadre restructuring committee has been prepared after a long discussion and submitted to Shri P.K. Bisoi Sir, Member (P) on 11/2/2019. The copy of said letter is placed herein under for information.

 Yours sincerely, 

Arup Seal
General Secretary


CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110 054.

 Manjunatha G Hubballi
ASP(HQ), Haveri -581110
Mobile : 09449849271
Arup Kumar Seal
General Secretary
ASP(Plg) Project O/o CPMG, West Bengal Circle, Yogayog Bhawan, Kolkata-700012 Mobile : 09830711266, e-mail

No. GS/AIAIASP/09/2018                               Dated 11/02/2019

Shri A N Nanda,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001

Sub :  Response of the Association on recommendation of the Committee for overseeing the prospect of augmentation promotional avenue – Cadre of IP/ASP

Ref: email received from Establishment Division, Dte dated 29th Jan 2019

Respected Sir,

In response to the email under reference it is to inform that the CHQ body of this Association comprising of Circle Secretaries of different Circe Branches of this Association met on 9th Feb 2019 in New Delhi and gone through the Draft Recommendation of the “Departmental Committee” on cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts Cadre  and decided to bring to your kind notice to consider the following points for active consideration with a pragmatic view.
    The CHQ has decided to propose for up-gradation of more number of PS Gr B posts from ASPs taking in to account the NFSG component instead of upgrading of PS Gr B posts to JTS since this Association has proposed up-gradation of 638 PS Gr B (including 300 NFSG Posts at Level 10) from ASP as per the proposal submitted by this Association (No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Cadre Restructuring/2016 Dated 19.09.2017 refers).

This Association urges upon to retain all the proposed upgraded posts confined to Seniority cum fitness quota only and such promotees to be allowed to be posted within the parent circle.
    What suggested in the draft recommendation by the “Departmental Committee” to restrict the promotional quota from IP line for five (5) years only that will give temporary relief obviously but immediately after expiry of five years much more number of posts of JTS will go to Direct Recruits(DR)  as long as the ratio of DP:DR = 50:50  exists in the RR of JTS.  This may be in put into ratio for DP: DR =75:25, if JTS element is enforced at all.
          No comments against para 3 of the draft recommendation of the Departmental Committee.
4.    It appears from Para 4 of the recommendation of the “Departmental  Committee” that one ASP post to be upgraded to PS Gr B post from upgraded Class- I Divisions, if enforced as per recommendation; one PS Gr- B post proposed to be upgraded from ASP from Class- I divisions having no PS Gr B post, one PS Gr-B post proposed to be upgraded in Upgraded Foreign posts and one post of PS Gr B in Circle Office as Manager(BD).

5. In the issue of proposed merger of RMS Sub Divisions made in Para 5 of the draft recommendation by the “Departmental Committee” , this Association  is of the opinion that any merger must have to be examined in view of the SIU norms.
     This Association appreciate Para 6 of the recommendation of the “Departmental Committee” for placing  the IPs in all Sub Divisions. In this context, it is also suggested to examine the re-organisation of Sub Divisions after implementation of Cadre Restructuring.
      Likewise Para 6 we appreciate the recommendation for up-gradation of all posts of In-Charge, CBS(CPC) to PS Gr B made in Para 7 of Draft Recommendation of “Departmental Committee”.

On up-gradation of CPCs, presence of ASP posts also to be considered for assistance of  the PS Gr B officers, considering the technical aspects.
    This Association appreciate the recommendation of up-gradation of In-Charge at National Speed Post Hub to Ps Gr B made at Para 8 of the Draft Recommendation of “Departmental Committee” as proposed in our said letter.   
     This Association  welcome  the recommendation of the “Departmental Committee” for their strong recommendation made in Para 9 for accepting our proposal of 10% Leave Reserve posts in IP, ASP and PS Gr B cadres.   

In view of the above this Association urges upon to take care of all the aspects as put forward by the Association with a pragmatic view and to implement the Cadre Restructuring at the earliest opportunity which has been denied decades together.
Thanking You in Anticipation.

Encl : Proposal of Association vide No CHQ/AIAIASP/Cadre Restructuring/2016 Dated : 19.09.2017 : 

Yours sincerely, 

(Arup Seal)
General Secretary

Copy to :
1.    Member (P), Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Friday, 8 February 2019

Additional charge by Shri Riju Ganguly,Director,PLI,Kolkata,West Bengal

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Ms.Madhuri Dabral,DPS(Mails & BD),Guwahati,Assam Circle will hold the additional charge DPS,Shillong,North East Circle

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Redeployment of post of Sr.DDG(Vig) & CVO as Sr.DDG Post Bank of India(PBI)

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Ms.Binti Choudhury,Director(PMU-I) will hold the additional charge of Director(Staff)

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Final All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts for the years 2001 and 2002

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Distribution of duties to HAG/SAG/JAG officers of the PA wing and the channel of submission order regarding

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End user Incentive Structure Circular

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Formation of 17th Postal Sports Board for the term 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2021-inviting of Circle nominees

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

Revised Daily Rates.................

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Promotion/Posting of Departmental Candidates, i.e. Postman/Mail Guard/GDS and PA/SA qualified in Departmental Examination for PA/SA and Inspector Posts respcctively

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Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission-Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance

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Introduction of 'Emergency' Ieave for a maximum of 5 days in a calendar year for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS)

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Constitution of an Expert Committee in the Department of Posts to identify Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ posts suitable for benchmark disability prescribed in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

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Clarification regarding House Building Advance

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Friday, 1 February 2019

CHQ News : Directorate called views/comments on the recommendations submitted by cadre restructuring committee from GS

Dear Circle Secretaries, 

It is inform to all Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers that cadre restructuring committee which was formed by the Directorate has now submitted their report in form of recommendations to establishment division of the Directorate  (copy placed below) and in turn establishment division has asked me to furnish my views / comments on the said recommendations before 10th February, 2019. 

It is therefore directed to all the Circle Secretaries to arrange circle level meeting at their end and discuss the issue with members and get the para wise views / comments if any from them on the recommendations submitted by cadre restructuring committee and after finalization as final Circle Report send it to me by email on on or before 6-2-2019 to enable me to study the same before preparation and submission of final report from my end. As all are aware that this vital issue has badly delayed by Directorate, as CHQ has submitted its proposal on 19-9-2017 (copy placed below for reference). I would like to bring to your kind notice that since last two years, many senior members are retiring without getting PS Gr. B i.e. in ASP cadre. Hence this issue may kindly be discussed thoroughly by keeping future of the cadre. 

All Circle Secretaries are directed to come Delhi on 9-2-2019 to discuss and prepare the views and comments on the recommendations submitted by Cadre Restructuring Committee. The details of view is  New Delhi GPO, Near Guurudwara Bangala Shib, New Delhi 110001. 

Yours sincerely, 

Arup Kumar Seal 
General Secretary


The following email message received from Establishment Division of Postal Directorate on 29-1-2019 

Dear Arup,

The Committee constituted for Cadre restructuring of Inspector of Posts (IPs)/Asst. Superintendent of Post offices (ASPOs) in the Department of Posts has submitted its Draft Report.  A copy of Recommendations of the Committee is attached herewith. 

In this regard, it is requested to kindly furnish your views/comments on said recommendations at the earliest.  The Views/Comments may kindly be furnished before 11.00 AM on 10th February 2019.  In case no comments are received, it will be presu umed that you have no comments to offer.  

The Views / Comments may also  please be mailed to


With kind regards

Establishment Division
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi.


Recommendations of the Committee

1.      Upgradation of all Class II Divisions (headed by PS Gr. B Officer) to Class I (headed by JTS cadre) –

At present, there are 189 Class I Divisions (168 Postal and 21 RMS) in the Department and 348 Class II Divisions (298 Postal and 50 RMS)-(Table-1). This differentiation is very artificial as in terms of duties, powers, targets, responsibilities, there is no difference between Class I and Class II Divisions. The only difference, generally found, is the size of the Division. In the Departmental volumes also, with reference to duty chart of these two Divisional Heads, no differentiation is made.  If the artificial differentiation between these two kinds of Divisions is abolished by upgrading all Class II Divisions to the status of Class I that will be commensurate to the responsibilities that the Divisional heads perform. Also this up-gradation will create more promotional opportunities to the feeder cadres i.e. Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts and in consequence there will be reduction in the waiting period for promotion, from about 25 years to about 15 years. This may perhaps create equality in promotional opportunities as in the case of time lines prevailing in other Departments like In-come Tax, Customs, Central Excise etc. This upgradation is likely to mitigate the frustration prevailing amongst IP/ASP cadres and the cadres can be motivated for better performance. The Committee, therefore, strongly and unanimously recommends upgradation of all Class II Postal and RMS Divisions to the status of Class I.

2.       Since sudden enhancement in the number of JTS strength may upset the structure of I.Po.S (Gr ‘A’) cadre, it is recommended that vacancies arising due to upgradation of 348 posts in JTS will be filled up only on promotion from the feeder grade specified in the relevant recruitment Rule. After five years, vacancies arising in JTS Grade will be filled up as per DOPT guidelines and RRs i.e. 50% from DR and 50% from DP. Such kind of privilege was extended by Government to the similarly placed cadres in Customs Department (Para 4 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs letter no. A.11019/08/2013-Ad.IV dated December 18, 2013 refers)(Copy enclosed). Therefore, the same kind of freedom may be extended to the IP/ASP cadres of this Department also for getting real benefit of this recommendation.

3.       Based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, PS Group B cadre who heads Class II Divisions, is placed at Level_______ equivalent to Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/- (6th CPC) whereas JTS Class I officers who heads Class I Divisions also carry Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/- (6th CPC), who are also placed___________________. Therefore, there is no additional financial implication involved in this recommendation. It was found that out of 348 posts proposed to be upgraded to JTS, 339 are manned by such officers who are already drawing same scale under MACP-III.

4.      Upgradation of one ASP post to PS Group B Cadre in every Divisional Office

– At present, in every Divisional Office, at least one ASP post is available. In view of the recommendation made above vide para 10 for upgrading all Class II Postal and RMS Divisions to the status of Class I, it would be  appropriate to upgrade one ASP post, available in the Divisional Office, to the cadre of PS Group B. This upgradation is also recommended in view of increased responsibility of the Divisions to the changing scenario. Moreover, JTS Class I officer who heads the Division needs to be assisted by an experienced and reasonably higher cadre officer like PS Group B. However, it was recommended by the Committee that in such Postal / RMS Divisions where already a PS Gr. ‘B’ post is there (in the form of Dy. SP / SRM Sorting etc.) no further post of ASP will be upgraded. Instead we will redeploy upgraded post of ASP in the following:

Ø  Superintendent, Foreign Post, where all Sub-Foreign Posts have been ordered to be upgraded

Ø  Manager (BD) to take care of BD work in Circle Headquarter    

5.       At present most of the RMS Sub Divisions are headed by Inspector of Posts and some by ASP cadre. The Committee is of the view that there is no full justification for the continuance of these Sub Divisions due to inadequate workload.  It is, therefore, recommended that merger of some RMS Sub Divisions are needed and the posts thus rendered redundant may be redeployed to the needy Circles and in Postal Directorate where at present ASPs are called and are attached.  This exercise may be carried out by the Heads of Circles to identify surplus posts so that those can be posted either in Regional Offices, Circle Office, Postal Directorate or any other needy office.  Therefore, the Committee recommends merging some RMS Sub Divisions. No financial implications are involved in this proposal.

6.       It is often noticed that many Inspector cadre officers are posted in their initial stage of service at Circle Offices, Regional Offices and Postal Directorate.  In such cases those Inspectors do not acquire required field experience and remain professionally handicapped all along. Appropriate experience in field is pre-requisite of performing duties effectively in Administrative offices.  In the interest of service, therefore, it is essential that a newly recruited / promoted Inspector works in the Sub Divisions during the initial stage of their career.  The Sub Divisions are manned today either by IP or by ASP. This differentiation is absolutely mechanical as the duties and responsibilities of Sub-Divisional Heads are same everywhere. There is no financial implications in this proposal Manning of the Sub-divisions by the Inspectors, therefore, has following advantages:

Ø  If the Inspector cadre officers are mandated to work in the Sub Division in the initial phase of their career, they will gain requisite field experience to work effectively subsequently in the Administrative offices. This will be good for the cadre as well as for the Department.

Ø  We need to have some demarcation between the roles and responsibilities of IP and ASP cadres. Therefore, the Committee strongly and unanimously recommends that  all Sub Divisions should be manned by the Inspector cadre officers and other posts in the Administrative offices like Postal Directorate, Circle Office, Regional Office, Divisional Office etc should be manned by ASP cadre officers.

7.      Recommendation relating to up gradation of all posts of In-charge, CPC to PS Group B Cadre: 

Implementation of Core Banking Solution (CBS) is part of the IT Modernization Project of the India Post, which aims to bring in various IT solutions with the required IT infrastructure to the Post Offices. India Post has implemented a new core banking system across 23,638 Post Offices and installed 994 ATMs replacing the manual paper-based account processing methods. With this, India Post is operating the largest branch network in the entire world, with 150,000 branches. CIRCLE PROCESSING CENTRE (CPC) is set up to provide back end support to the CBS migrated Post Offices working in Finacle software. Circle Processing Centre will be an independent unit under the administrative control of the Circle Office. At present 23 CPCs re functioning in the Department. The working hours of CPC starts from 8.30 hrs to 22.30 hrs (may work round the clock based on the Finacle accessibility) and the establishment of CPC is as under:

(a)         In-charge(IP or ASP Cadre)
(b)         User Champions (System Administrators)
(c)         End Users (Postal Assistants)  
(d)        MTS

The details of work undertaken by the In-charge, CPCs are as under:

Ø  ATM related issues i.e. monitoring the cash loading in ATM machines and respective Transaction entered in the Finacle, ATM down sites, ATM transactions, ATM card issue status, ATM transaction status, ATM audits, taking up the ATM reversal entries with the National ATM unit (NAU, Bangalore), monitoring ATM Physical and ledger balances in the Circle with the POs and the National ATM unit.

Ø  Monitoring the user-id reset requests, SOL/Role change requests, Agent user-id reset requests, creation of new user id requests, Operational issues being faced by the Post Offices in Finacle, raising the tickets, monitoring and closing the tickets which are raised after solution.

Ø  Generation of reports in respect of SB Schemes for the day in respect of all the migrated POs daily.

Ø  Monitoring the blocking validations and teller cash position of all the CBS migrated POs, guiding all the POs in doing EOD, monitoring of execution of EOD first step second step of all the CBS migrated POs at CPC level. Also monitoring EOD third and fourth steps with CEPT Chennai (EOD support team).

Ø  In addition to the above work, In-charge, CPCshas tomonitor the migration process and guide the Post Office System Administrators for uploading the data and the same has to be processed and send the data to DMCC, Chennai which need to be monitored till the Office migrates.

Ø  To check the KYC forms received from Post Offices as per the prescribed norms and return the KYC forms to concern POs which are not as per the norms.

Ø  To monitor the digitization (scanning and cropping) of KYC forms received from all the CBS POs.

Ø  To upload the digitized the KYC forms to Finacle.
Ø  To monitor non-receipt of all KYC application forms daily from all the migrated POs and correspond with the concerned POs for submission of KYC forms.

Further CPC is allotted with the monitoring and settlement of AMLCFT alerts, which is very sensitive.  More than 50 AMLCFT alerts are being received daily, genuineness of every alert has to be confirmed by the concerned Post Office and the same has to be updated/ closed in AMLCFT website.

Types of alerts which are to be checked are as under:

Ø  Activity in an Inactive Account (silent account)
Ø  Cash withdrawal within 30 days exceeding CTR threshold limit
Ø  Huge Cash Deposits in a account
Ø  Heavy transactions in multiple accounts of a depositor
Ø  Huge Cash Withdrawal in account.
Ø  As all the above work is very sensitive in nature and needs to be monitored with the responsible Officer having enough knowledge and experience, the Committee strongly and unanimously recommends upgrading all the 23 CPC posts of IP/ASP to the cadre of PS Group B.

8.      Up gradation of all posts at National Speed Post Hub to PS Group B cadre, if not already in that cadre.

National Speed Post Hub deals with receipt and dispatch of Speed Post bags/articles and booking of BNPL Speed Post articles and its dispatch to various Post offices in the country for delivery to the customers. The establishment of the NSH is generally as under:

Ø  In-charge
Ø  User Champions (System Administrators)
Ø  End Users  (HSA/Sorting Assistants)

The details of work attended to be monitored by the In-charge, NSH are as under:

Ø  Consulting and arranging meetings withMajor customers and to enroll them as BNPL (Book Now Pay Later) Speed Post customers. To effect this, make BNPLSpeed Post credit/advance agreements with State/Central GovernmentOrganisations/Nationalised Banks/PSUs/Private firms etc., in coordination with Divisional office/Regional Office.
Ø  Providing Pickup service to the BNPL customers.
Ø  Maintenance of Bank guarantees of private BNPL credit Speed Post customers.
Ø  Renewal of BNPL agreements in due time.
Ø  Generation of monthly bills of BNPL customers and send these bills to the customers and ensure to see that payment received in due time.
Ø  Visits of BNPL customers for early clearance of outstanding dues.
Ø  Verification of daily log sheets of field agents including auto drivers who pick up Speed Post articles from Customers premises.
Ø  Submission of monthly Business Performance Report of NSH to Divisional Office/Regional Office.
Ø  Monitoring of day and night sets of NSH where receipt of Speed Post bags from various Post offices, opening of bags and dispatch of articles to the destination Post offices without any delay.
Ø  Monitoring of BNPL sets for smooth operations.
Ø  Arrangement of staff to the sets for smooth operations and also attending staff related matters.
Ø  Monitoring of preparation and sanction of eligible incentive bills to the Field Agents.
Ø  Ensuring the maintenance of all work papers.
Ø  Monitoring of Inward/Outward complaints related to NSH.
Ø  Search bills and its follow up.
Ø  Monitoring of PG Portal cases.
Ø  Proper monitoring of the computer related infrastructure, UPS, Generators pertaining to NSH.
Ø  All court cases/RTI related issues.
Ø  Attending BNPL correspondence of Divisional office, Regional office and BNPL customers.
Ø  Monitoring Routing/MMS schedules/ Due Mail List/Mail arrangements.

NSHs are revenue generation units of the Department. As all the above work are sensitive in nature and needs to be monitored with the responsible officer having enough knowledge and experience. The Committee, therefore, recommends upgrading all in-charge posts of NSH to the PS Group B cadre.

9.       Recommendation for creation of leave/ deputation reserve:

Generally, leave reserve and deputation reserve are available in every cadre.  In Department of Posts leave reserve is available in clerical cadre (Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants) as well as in Group ‘A’ level.  No leave reserve is available in IP/ASP and in PS Group B cadres.  However, depending on the exigencies and requirement, deputations are allowed in these cadres also as in the case of Group A.  Leave can not to be refused  on the ground of  non availability of leave reserves. More than 10% to 12% posts are always vacant resulting heavy burden on the existing staff. Filling up of vacancies also take considerable time as 33.33% of the vacancies are are required to be to be filled up through Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Commission normally takes more than two years to complete the process of recruitment and sending the dossiers to the Department.  Similarly, departmental examination for DP quota i.e., 66.66% is held once in a year.  Therefore, at any point of time in IP/ASP cadre and also in PS Gr. ‘B’ 35% posts remain vacant.  It is high time to create leave/ deputation reserve in these three (3) cadres.  The Committee, therefore, unanimously and strongly  recommends creation of 10% posts in IP, ASP and PS Group B cadres. The Committee also recommends enhancement of leave reserve of 10% in the proposed newly created posts in JTS posts.

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