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All India Consumer Price Index for September 2011 released

Government has released the All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPI-IW) for the month of September 2011.  As on September 2011, the price Index stands at 197.

AICPI-IW gains relevance as far as Government Employees is concerned as it is used to calculate Dearness Allowance payable to them.  For example for calculating DA with effect from Jan-2012, All India Consumer Price Index (IW) data for the months from January 2011 to December 2011 are essential.

For detailed method to calculate DA use the GConnect DA Calculating Tool, link of which is given below

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The official press release of the Government in this regard as published in press information Bureau is reproduced below

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2011 increased by 3 points and stood at 197 (one hundred & ninety seven) .

During September, 2011, the index recorded maximum increase of 5 points each in Darjeeling and Rourkela centres, 4 points  each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bokaro, Delhi, Quilon, Mumbai, Indore and Yamunanagar centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 21 centres and 1 point in 24 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Giridih centre, 1 point  each in Bhilwara and Monger Jamalpur centres while in the remaining 7 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Darjeeling  centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Milk (Cow), Onion, Garlic, Chillies Green, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea Leaf, Sugar, Firewood, etc. The increase of 5 points in Rourkela centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Fish Fresh, Milk (Cow), Onion, Vegetable items, Snack Saltish, Firewood, Kerosene Oil, etc. The increase of 4 points each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bokaro, Delhi, Quilon, Mumbai, Indore and Yamunanagar centres is due to increase in the prices of Milk, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Electricity Charges, Bus Fare, Petrol, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Giridih centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Arhar Dal, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 1 point in Bhilwara  centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Vegetable items, etc. In Munger Jamalpur centre this decrease is due to decrease in the prices of Masur Dal, Vegetable items, Secondary Fee, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad193

2. Bangalore197

3. Chennai175

4. Delhi182

5. Kolkata193

6. Mumbai199

The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of September, 2011 is 10.06% as compared to 8.99% in August, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 8.29% in September, 2011 as compared to 7.33% in August, 2011.

Source: Labour Bureau, Government of India

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