About - Swamy's Publishers


        SHRI P. Muthuswamy, who was an employee of P & T, was the
Founder as well as the Chief Author of Swamy Publishers, which is still
the most valuable and reputed publications on rules and regulations
affecting Central Government employees. This organization which had a
humble beginning sometime in 1955, has during the last 50 years grown in
leaps and bounds and has attained great popularity and recognition. The
books which Shri P. Muthuswamy wrote are now in great demand in all
Central Government organizations and Public Undertakings. It would be no
exaggeration to say that today there are no acts, rules or orders of
significance issued by the Central Government in relation to civil
employees which are not included in Swamy's Publications

Personal Traits:
Muthuswamy was a great person, also a humanist and a philanthropist. He
is known for his friendship and camaraderie with his associates and
friends. In spite of his striking success, Mr. Muthuswamy has remained
to his friends and erstwhile colleagues the same, Mr. Muthuswamy when
they first met. Everyone had wondered at the deep compassion Mr.
Muthuswamy had for the less fortunate. He was admired for his remarkable
strength and resourcefulness in making sure everyone is cared for. Mr.
Swamy belonged to the entire country and indeed to all humanity. He was a
soul of simplicity and humility. His passing away moved us, but it was
his values, his style of living, his magnanimous nature and his
multifaceted personality that endeared him to all of us.

His early days:
Muthuswamy was born in a lower middle class family on the 22nd June,
1920. He had a bright educational career and got his first class degree
in Mathematics in 1940. He could not afford to continue his studies to
the postgraduate level. Even to complete his graduate course his mother
had to part with most of her jewellery.
Entry in P & T Department:
after graduation, he had to seek employment to support his family. In
the Postal Circle Recruitment Competitive Examination he took in 1941,
he secured a high rank and entered service as a Post Office Clerk on 1st
August, 1941. 
His early ambition:
since he took the Competitive Examination, he had an urge to bring out
guidebooks for the candidates seeking the postal clerical service. When
he applied to the Postmaster-General, Madras
, for permission to bring out such books, the Superintendent of Post
Offices, through whom the application was to be sent, refused even to
forward his application! Out of sheer frustration, he had to give up his
His struggle for promotion:
realized that his clerical status had its limitations in coming into
contact with well-wishers who could recognize his talent and advise him.
He also felt that the only way to prove himself was to appear for the
Government examinations.
          He took the examination for promotion as Post Office Accountant and passed out successfully in 1950. At the time Nizam State 's postal administration was taken over by the Union Government and there was police action, he was sent on deputation from Chennai Circle
to a Head Post Office in the state. Simultaneously, he passed the All
India Examination of P & T Accountants' Service and soon after was
posted to the P & T Directorate, New Delhi .

His inspiration for publishing books:
          As an Accountant in Delhi
, he had an opportunity to conduct regular free classes for the benefit
of his junior colleagues. He edited his lectures to the examinees in
the form of cyclostyled notes and sold them at a nominal price on a
no-profit basis to examinees in other cities as well. He found that the
material supplied by him was immensely useful and that his presentation
was received with great enthusiasm.

First Project:
          Encouraged by this response, he decided to bring out his first publication Pension Rules Made Easy  in
October, 1957. He became heavily indebted in finding finance for this
project and had to sell away even his wife's personal jewellery. He had
to face a lot of problems in the initial stages due to lack of publicity

His perseverance:
He did not lose hope. He was confident that his book was worth its
weight in gold. Whosoever had an opportunity to know about the book
eagerly purchased it. In due course, this book gained popularity. With
perseverance, he added three more books in 1958. By the end of that
year, he became well known in many Central Government Offices across the
country as a reliable instructor and interpreter in the field of
Guidebooks for Service Rules

Patronage by Government:
bold venture brought him harassment at the hands of his superior
officers. His bosses even tried to take him to task under the “Conduct
Rules” for bringing out such publications. It was a long battle between
personal prejudices on the one hand and merit and justice on the other.
Eventually the Ministries of Home Affairs and Finance recognized his
talent in dealing with the subjects in an efficient as well as effective


Author's Reputation:
due course, he added several titles which included numerous reference
books recognized by the Government. The Ministry of Finance specially
designated him as an Officer on Special Duty for about three years in
the Department of Expenditure to assist them in the codification of
rules. He had quite a few out-of-turn promotions in his career in the P
& T Department and finally retired as Director, P & T Accounts
and Finance Service in the year 1978.

  Starting the Charitable Trust:
a successful career under the Central Government and a renowned
publishing business, he started a Charitable Trust in 1981. He diverted a
substantial portion of the profits of his business to the Trust every
year. The Trust was granting educational scholarships and financial
assistance for marriages, medical treatment, etc., to the poor sections
of the society.

The School Project:
decades, he was receiving encomiums from his patrons who benefited from
his publications. His publications, no doubt, helped the Government
employees to achieve promotions in their career. He was, however,
anxious to do something more for the coming generation and impart to
them the tool which sharpened their wits, their understanding and
activated their capacity to learn.
         His personal experience
and the constant reminder of what a good education does to an individual
spurred him to divert his entire income to the cause of learning. He
felt that the most tangible way of achieving this ambition was to
establish a School which provides education of an excellent standard.
This was the basis of starting the school.

Swamy's Personal Contributions:
Muthuswamy donated his entire immovable property to the Trust for
taking care of the land needed for the school project up to Class XII.
He donated all his movable assets, bank balances and all his investments
to the Charitable Trust to finance the construction of the School and
to meet the requirements up to Class V. His beneficiaries, business
associates and admirers have also helped his cause by donating their
mite to strengthen his hands.
Muthuswamy lived for the School and devoted his full attention to its
healthy development and stabilization. In just five years, he was able
to execute his idea of starting a school and completed building a
landmark at Porur with two magnificent buildings and present it to the
Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd.
236, R. K. Mutt Road, Post Box No. 2468, R. A. Puram, CHENNAI -- 600 028
Phone: 2493 83 65 Fax: 2493 83 63

Delhi Branch : 4855, 24, Ansari Road, Near Sanjeevan Hospital
Daryaganj, New DELHI -- 110 002
Phone: 2325 92 56 Fax: 2328 16 97

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