Dearness allowance Confirmed 4 percent in January 2020| AICPIN for the month of December 2019

AICPIN for the month of December 2019

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
31-January-2019
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – December, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2019 decreased by 2 points and pegged at 330 (three hundred and thirty). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.61 percent between November, 2019 and December, 2018 when compared with the increase of (-) 0.33 percent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.38 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Onion, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Brinjal, Cabbage, Chillies Green, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Bean, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Tea (Readymade), E.S.I. Contribution Premium, Repair Charges (Bicycle), etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on all-team stood at 9.63 percent for December, 2019 as compared to 8.61 percent for the previous month and 5.24 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 12.22 percent against 9.87 percent of the previous month and (-) 0.96 percent during the corresponding month of an year ago.

At centre level, Tiruchirapally observed the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Goa (11 points), Giridih and Belgaum (9 points each) and Ludhiana and Puducherry (8 points each). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in another 5 centres, 4 points in next another 5 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Sholapur and Surat recorded decreases of 3 points each. Among others, 4 centres observed a fall in the index by 2 points and 6 centres recorded a decline of 1 point, the rest of 5 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 44 centres’ indices are below the national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2020will be released on friday 28 February, 2020. The same will also be available on the office website:- www.lobourbureaunew.gov.in 

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