Thursday, 6 November 2014

‘Swamysnews’ – Unbreakable bond with Central Government employees continues


‘Swamysnews’ – Unbreakable bond with Central Government employees continues
The name ‘Swamysnews’ makes people assume that it is a spiritual publication. But the truth is – the publication has nothing even remotely connected to divinity or religion. It however has got everything to do with information that are relevant to the Central Government employees. In fact, it could be called a treasure trove of details. There is no Central Government employee who doesn’t know about Swamysnews because the publication has answers to all the questions..!

Swamy Publishers Private Limited is a company mainly publishing books on Central Government Rules. For more than 55 years now, the publication, which was started in 1958, continues to provide crucial information in the form of books, to Central Government employees and their offices.

The founder of this organization, Mr.Muthuswamy, was an employee of the Postal Department, a Central Government organization. After getting promoted in his job, he started the service in order to create awareness in the midst of Central Government employees. He had the opportunity to conduct regular free classes for the benefit of his junior colleagues. He edited his lectures and circulated cyclostyled notes on a non-profit basis to examinees in other cities as well. The not-for-profit venture created new openings for him. The books that he published started gaining popularity. Employees found them very useful. He became well known in many Central Government Offices across the country as a reliable instructor and interpreter in the field of Guide Books for Service Rules.

Swamys books are broadly classified into Reference Books, Special Books, Guide Books and a monthly magazine ‘swamysnews’. These books were not only of high quality, but the information contained in them was verified and up-to-date. The books gained further credibility due to the explanations and interpretations of the Government Orders that they featured. Due to their long history in accurately presenting Central Government employees related news, the publication gained the Centre’s approval. Swamysnews Publishers are the only publication with Government approval.

Their monthly publication, ‘Swamysnews’ is their specialty. They usually contain all the latest Government Orders, Case-Law Section, Supreme Court Judgments, Tribunal Judgments and Question and Answer(Readers Forum) section. The Q&A section contains only selected questions. The crystal-clear manner in which they strongly present their answers and explain them shows their confidence and their mastery of the subject.

The crowning achievement of the publication is its annual ‘Swamy’s Handbook for Central Government Employees’. The book is an encyclopedia of information.

In the current age of the Internet, it is possible to find all information on the computer screen. But, it is hard to ignore or forget the contributions made by a publication that they supplied important rules and orders through books in time to all the Departments of Central Government and many Public Sector Undertakings, especially in the North-eastern states.

Even in this age, books continue to be respected. The proof lies in the undiminished sales of their publications.

The strong bond between the Central Government employees and Swamysnews shall only get stronger.

Dopt advised to upload ‘Working Hours, Holidays, Public Dealing Hours on the websites of Indian Government

Dopt advised to all Ministries/Departments to post/upload the working hours, holiday list and public dealing hours, if any, on the home page of their websites.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 5th November, 2014

Sub.: Posting of Information relating to Working Hours etc. on “Indian Government Websites.”

To make the general public and concerned stakeholders aware of the office timing in Government Offices, Department of Personnel & Training has posted this information on the Home page of its website The matter regarding posting/ uploading of “Working Hours” etc. on the Websites of Indian Government has been considered in this Department in order to provide information to the citizens staying/residing abroad who seek Indian Government Websites.

2. All Ministries/Departments are advised to post/upload “Working Hours”, Holidays List and Public dealing hours, if any, on the Home Page of their Web-sites. Offices under these Ministries/ Departments who are having their own website may also be advised accordingly.

(Ashok Kumar)
Director (JCA)


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