Relied upon as a Bible for everything that an employee with the Central Government of India needs to know about his terms of employments and other rules, Swamy's Handbook 2014 for Central Government Staff is a must reference for anybody and everybody working under the union government. Having this book with yourself means that you will never have to look elsewhere for tiny bits of information!
Incorporating all the advances made in rules and regulations over the previous years, Swamy's Handbook 2014 details everything about the health scheme, children's education allowance and other compensatory allowances in separate chapters.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government intent upon providing better governance, all employees need to know about conduct and discipline rules applicable on them. The book in separate chapters, in simple language, lists outs all the conduct and discipline rules framed by the government.
The government follows a pay structure laid out on the recommendations of the Pay Commission that is constituted from time to time. All orders related to pay revisions and pay scales issued by 6th Pay Commission Recommendations have been incorporated in chapter no. 19 of the book.
Since central government employees are posted to all parts of the country, the house rent allowance, dearness allowance and concessions provided (for those posted in North East India) are all described in detail in this hand book.
To keep abreast with promotion, seniority rules, issues related to retirement on superannuation or quitting service, concessions in appointments, matters related to reservation are detailed in separate chapters.
Promotions for government employees are mostly made on basis of recommendations of a department promotion committee; Swamy's Handbook lays out what rules are followed for constituting these important committees.
Joining time is an important marker all government employees, be it after taking up an appointment, on promotion, on transfer or even after availing leaves. To avoid career setbacks, one needs to have knowledge about joining time. Swamy's Handbook for Central Govt. Staff makes it very easy to understand such terms and the various technicalities involved.
Being fairly or unfairly removed or dismissed can devastate anybody but has the employer followed the rules. Awareness about applicable rules is therefore very important.
The book also provides the rules for deputation and Foreign Service, entitlement to government quarters, leave rules, travel concessions & allowances, medical attendance rules and welfare measures applicable.
Other than service rules, Swamy's Handbook 2014 for Central Government Staff also gives a brief on income tax applicable for particular pay scales and about life savings made in provident funds.
The book is published by Chennai based Swamy's Publications, a publication house established by P Muthuswamy. He himself was a postal and telegraph employee. The first handbook was released in the year 1975 and with each passing year, it has just got better and more popular among the central government employees in India. This important book is used as a reference book by employees of most state governments.