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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for the month of Sep, 2016 released.

The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100 for the month of September 2016 has been released by the Labour Bureau today through its official web portal. The index decreased by one point and stands at 277.

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No.5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st October, 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2016 decreased by 1 point and stood at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven). On I-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.36 per cent between August and September, 2016 when compared with the increase of(+) 0.76 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.17 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Moong Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Potato, Pumpkin, Tomato, Apple, Banana, Medicine (Allopathic), etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Gram Dal, Mustard Oil, Cauliflower, Parval, Radish, Coconut, Lemon,
Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Private Tuition Fee, Petrol, etc.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 4.14 per cent for September, 2016 as compared to 5.30 per cent for the previous month and 5.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 4.05 per cent against 6.16 per cent of the previous month and 5.71 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Belgaum, Rajkot, Mumbai and Ahmedabad reported the maximum decrease of 4 points each followed by Ludhiana, Madurai, Agra, Chennai, Warrangal, Bhilwara and Surat (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 12 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Angul-Talcher recorded a maximum increase of 7 points followed by Howarah and Amritsar (3 points each). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 8′ centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 19 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 41 centres. indices are below national average. The indices of Jabalpur, LucknQw, Pune and Bhopal centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2016 will be released on Wednesday, 30th November, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

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AICPIN for Feb 2015 – Labour Bureau Publishes today

AICPIN for Feb 2015 – Labour Bureau Publishes today

One of the important nodal department of Central Government, the Labour Bureau is today releasing the statistics of consumer price index for the month of February 2015.

This index particularly used for the calculation of Dearness Allowance in respect of Central Government employees and Pensioners.

The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) is an important statistical/economic indicator. It was first introduced on scientific lines with base 1960=100 which was based on the results of Family Living Survey conducted in 1958-59 at 50 industrially important centres.

The series was then, updated on base 1982=100 and a revision in 1999-2000 has further updated the base on 2001=100. The current series of CPI-IW with base year 2001=100 covers 78 industrially important centers spread across the country.

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AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014 – PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY LABOUR BUREAU

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014 – PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY LABOUR BUREAU

Labour Bureau,
Government of India

Press Release

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100

CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – APRIL 2014

JANUARY 2014 237
FEBRUARY 2014 238
MARCH 2014 239
APRIL 2014 242

 

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014 –   Press Release of CPI-IW for April, 2014:

No.5/1/2014-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

 

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 30th May, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-I W) – April, 2014

The All-India CPI-1W for April, 2014 increased by 3 points and pegged at 242 (two hundred and forty two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.26 percent between March, 2014 and April, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.89 percent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.53 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Moong Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetab’es & Fruits, Sugar, Electricity Charges, etc, are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 7.08 percent for April, 2014 as compared to 6.70 per cent for the previous month and 10.24 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.76 per cent against 7.50 per cent of the previous month and 12.39 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Angul-Talcher, Amer and Asansol recorded the maximum increase of 7 points cach followed by Ludhiana, Ernakulam, Kodarma, Giridih and Tiruchirapally (6 points each) and Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Rangapara-Tezpur. Salem and Jabalpur (5 points each). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 12 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 poInts in 24 centres and 1 point In 8 centres. On the contrary, Munger-Jamalpur reported a decline of 4 points. Indices of remaining 4 centres observed no change.

The indices of 36 centres are above and other 41 centres are below national average. The index of Munger-Jamalpur is at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-1W for the month of May, 2014 will be released on Monday, 30 June, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www,labourbureau.gov.in

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(S.S.NEGI)
DIRECTOR

Source: http://labourbureau.gov.in/Press_IW_APR2014.pdf

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DA Calculation for the month of December 2013 – CPI-IW declined 4 points

DA Calculation for the month of December 2013 – CPI-IW declined 4 points

Labour Bureau has published the detailed report of AICPIN for the month of December 2014 as press release on 31st Jan 2014 through its official portal, how the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) suddenly declined by four points and stands at 239 and Agricultural and Rural Labourers index also decreased by 12 and 11 points respectively in the same month…

The impact of four points declined in CPI-IW will reflect in the “Expected DA from July 2014‘…

For your information…

DA calculation Sheet for the period between Jun to Dec 2013 as follows…

Month /
Year
B.Y. 2001=100 Total of
12 Months
12 Months
Average
% Increase
over 115.763
App. DA DA
%
Jun-13 231 2648 220.67 104.91 90.62 90
Jul-13 235 2671 222.58 106.82 92.28 92
Aug-13 237 2694 224.50 108.74 93.93 93
Sep-13 238 2717 226.42 110.66 95.59 95
Oct-13 241 2741 228.42 112.66 97.32 97
Nov-13 243 2766 230.50 114.74 99.12 99
Dec-13 239 2786 232.17 116.41 100.56 100
No.5/1/2013-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 31st January, 2014
 Press Release
 Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPl-IW) – December, 2013
The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2013 declined by 4 points and pegged at 239 (two hundred and thirty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by 1.65 per cent between November and December compared with the rise of 0.46 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing -4.96 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Onion,Ginger, Chillies Green. Brinjal, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Peas, Tomato, Potato and other Vegetable items, Sugar, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Fish Fresh, Eggs Hen, Poultry, Milk, Pure Ghee, Garlic, Fire Wood. ESI Contribution, etc. putting upward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 9.13 per cent for December, 2013 as compared to 11.47 per cent for the previous month and 11.17 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 11.49 per cent against 16.17 per cent of the previous month and 13.53 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Giridih recorded the highest decline of 12 points followed by Ahmedabad, Chhinwara, Varanasi, Munger Jamalpur, Nagpur and Bhavnagar (10 points each), Jamshedpur (9 Points) Rourkela, Ludhiana, Tripura and Angul Talcher (8 points each). Among others, 7 points decrese was registered in 9 centres, 6 points in 8 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. On the contrary, Sholapur centre reported an increase of 4 points followed by Puducherry (2 points), Coimbatore and Srinagar centres 1 point each. Rest of the 3 centres indices remained stationary.
The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and other 39 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Varanasi and Vijaywada centres remained at pam with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 February, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
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Expected DA : 90% DA from July, 2013 may be announced in view of AICPIN, May 2013

Expected DA : 90% DA from July, 2013 may be announced in view of  AICPIN, May 2013

Expected Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief from July 2013 : Central Government employees and Pensioners will get one more installment of additional DA and DR from July 2013 will be 10%, as per the release of AICPIN for the month of May 2013. Though the requirement of one more month of AICPIN for June to finalise the enhancement of Dearness allowance, there is possible to get 90% Dearness allowance and Dearness Relief from July 2013. The calculation table describes the steps as under…

Month / Year B.Y. 2001=100 Total of 
 12 Months
12 Months 
 Average
% Increase 
 over 115.763
App. DA DA %
Dec-12 219 2512 209.33 93.57 80.83 80
Jan-13 221 2535 211.25 95.49 82.49 82
Feb-13 223 2559 213.25 97.49 84.22 84
Mar-13 224 2582 215.17 99.41 85.87 85
Apr-13 226 2603 216.92 101.16 87.38 87
May-13 228 2625 218.75 102.99 88.97 88
Jun-13 Expected 90
Labour Bureau released the statistics number of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the month of May 2013 on its official portal , which is important factor to calculate additional DA and DR to CG employees and CG Pensioners and the same is reproduced here for your information…
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)-May, 2013The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 228 (two hundred and twenty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.88 per cent between April and May compared with 0.49 per cent between the same two months a year ago.The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.22 per cent, contributing 1.64 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Green, Garlic, Ginger, Tomato, Root & Green Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.68 per cent for May, 2013 as compared to 10.24 per cent for the previous month and 10.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.24 per cent against 12.39 per cent of the previous month and 10.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Chennai and Nagpur recorded the largest increase of 8 points each followed by Nasik (7 points) and Warrangal, Coonoor, Hubli Dharwar, Madurai and Tripura (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 2 centres, 4 points in 14 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 12 centres, and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 6 points was reported in Delhi, 5 points in Ghaziabad, 4 points in Srinagar, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 2 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 38 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Jabalpur and Haldia centres remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2013 will be released on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers


“Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 are being compiled and maintained by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment in respect of All-India and 78 constituent centres. The All-India Index for CPI-IW is a weighted average index of centres’ indices. These indices are compiled on monthly basis and are released on the last working day of the succeeding month”.


CPI for Industrial Workers

The Labour Bureau compiles and maintains segment specific three different series of Index numbers viz. (i). Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100, (ii). Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, (iii). Consumer Price Index Numbers for Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100.
Besides, the Consumer Price Index encompassing the entire rural and urban population is compiled by the Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation.
These indices measure relative changes in prices of selected goods and services consumed by indexed population over a period of time.
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 are being compiled and maintained by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment in respect of All-India and 78 constituent centres. The All-India Index for CPI-IW is a weighted average index of centres’ indices. These indices are compiled on monthly basis and are released on the last working day of the succeeding month.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers

The Labour Bureau is also compiling CPI Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers separately for 20 States and All-India. These indices are released on monthly basis by 20th of every succeeding month.

The all-India CPI for Industrial workers at the beginning of financial year 2012-13, i.e., in the month of April, 2012 was 205 with an increase of 1.99 per cent over the month March, 2012. This rise was mainly on account of Food Items and Vegetables in particular. The next highest increase of 1.92 per cent in the index was recorded during the month of July, 2012, attributed to food items, specifically cereals and vegetables.

In case of CPI-AL/RL, the proportionate change in monthly indices as compared to previous months was reported due to changes (rise/fall) in the prices of food items, particularly cereals & vegetables.
The headline inflation used as a macro economic indicator is based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) compiled by the office of Economic Advisor, Department of Industrial Policy &Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Inflation reflecting change in retail prices of goods and services consumed by the working population is measured with the help of CPI (IW). A comparative statement indicating the inflation rates during January, 2012 to January, 2013 in respect of WPI and CPI (IW) is given in the Annexure.

The Government has undertaken a series of policy measures aimed at curbing inflation. These measures, inter-alia, include appropriate monetary measures intended to have desired impact on the demand side. The monetary policy however had to take into account the overall economic situation as manifested in declining growth rate. Besides, necessary fiscal and administrative measures were undertaken to ensure desired effect on the overall supply situation. Some of the important fiscal and administrative measures are given below:

1. Fiscal Measures:
  •  Reduced import duties to zero in respect of wheat, onion, pulses, crude palmolein etc.
  • Duty-free import of white/raw sugar upto June 30, 2012. Presently the import duty for sugar has been kept at 10 per cent.
2. Administrative measures:
  • Ban on export of onion from time to time depending on the domestic situation.
  • Suspended Futures trading in rice, urad, tur, guar gum and guar seed.
  • Banned export of edible oils (except coconut oil and forest based oil) and edible oils in blended consumer packs upto 5 kg with a capacity of 20,000 tons per annum and pulses (except Kabuli chana and organic pulses and lentils up to a maximum of 10,000 tonnes per annum).
  • Imposed stock limits from time to time in the case of select essential commodities such as pulses, edible oil, and edible oilseeds.
The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Minister Shri Kodikunnil Suresh  gave this information in a written reply  in  Lok Sabha today.
ANNEXURE
Statement showing Year-on-Year inflation rates during January, 2012 to January, 2013.
Sr. No. Month WPI with Base 2004-05 CPI(IW) with base 2001
1 Jan-12 7.23 5.32
2 Feb-12 7.56 7.57
3 Mar-12 7.69 8.65
4 Apr-12 7.5 10.22
5 May-12 7.55 10.16
6 Jun-12 7.58 10.05
7 Jul-12 7.52 9.84
8 Aug-12 8.01 10.31
9 Sep-12 8.07 9.14
10 Oct-12 7.32 9.6
11 Nov-12 7.24 9.55
12 Dec-12 7.18 (Provisional) 11.17
13 Jan-13 6.62 (Provisional) 11.62

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Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Calculation of CPI


The Labour Bureau has been compiling and maintaining three different series of Consumer Price Index numbers viz. (i) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100, (ii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, (iii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100.

These index numbers measure a temporal change in prices of fixed basket of goods and services consumed by the target groups and are compiled on the basis of the prices of selected goods and services which are collected every week/month and the weights assigned to them. Weights to the selected items are assigned on the basis of the expenditure incurred on them as revealed by the surveys conducted for the purposes.

The index numbers for centre/state are compiled in several stages i.e. Sub-group, Group and General level. These centre/state level indices are then weighed to work out all-India indices.
The weights (Group / Sub-group wise) under  Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100 are given at Annexure.
The services like education, health/medicine, transportation are included in the compilation of all three Consumer Price Index Numbers. The details of the weights assigned to services like education, health/medicine, transportation, etc. are given in Annexure.
There is substantial increase in the weights attached to services like education, health/medicine, transportation in successive series of Consumer Price Index number for Industrial Workers which is revealed from the statement given below:

1. Consumer Price Index numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100

Group/Sub-group Weights Percentage increase / decrease
Base 1982=100 Base 2001=100
Medical Care
2.59
4.56
76.06
Education, Recreation & Amusement
3.14
6.18
96.82
Transport & Communication
2.65
4.87
83.77
Personal Care & Effects
3.31
4.22
27.49

2.  For Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, there was no separate sub-groups in respect of Education, Health / Medicine and Transportation in the previous series i.e. 1960-61=100. However, the weights assigned to them during the current series i.e. 1986-87=100 are as under:

Group/Sub-group Weights
AL RL
Medical Care 4.38 4.23
Education, Recreation & Amusement 0.94 0.99
Transport & Communication 1.67 1.80
Personal Care & Effects 2.04 2.28

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in a written reply  on 27th August, 2012.

Annexure
All India weights Group / Sub group wise for Consumer Price Index Number  for Industrial Worker on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural & Rural Labourers on base 1986-87=100.

Sr.No. Group / Sub group Weight for
CPI-W
2001-100
CPI-AL
1986-87=100
CPI-RL
1986-87=100
I Food Group
Cereals and Products 13.48 40.94 38.15
Pulse and Products 2.91 3.39 3.40
Oil and Fats 3.23 3.83 3.79
Meat, Fish and Eggs 3.97 3.10 3.31
Milk and Product 7.31 3.74 3.94
Condiments and Spices 2.57 4.12 3.92
Vegetable and Fruits 6.05 5.06 5.05
Other food 6.68 4.97 5.21
Total Food Group 46.20 69.15 66.77
Pan, Supari, tobacco and intoxicants 2.27 3.79 3.70
II Fuel and Light 6.43 8.35 7.90
III Housing Group 15.27 - -
IV Clothing, Bedding and Footwear 6.57 6.98 9.76
V Miscellaneous
Medical Care 4.56 4.38 4.23
Education, Recreation and Amusement 6.18 0.94 0.99
Transport and Communication 4.87 1.67 1.80
Personal Care and Effects 4.22 2.04 2.28
Others 3.43 2.70 2.57
Total Miscellaneous Group 23.26 11.73 11.87
Total 100 100 100

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Expected DA from Jan 2013 : AICPIN for the month of July 2012

Expected DA from Jan 2013 : AICPIN for the month of July 2012

Labour Bureau released the statistics of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the month of July 2012 today. The index increased by four points and stood at 212. This  statistics report will make remarkable increase in percentage of Dearness allowance for Central Government employees and Pensioners. For the next additional instalment of Dearness allowance with effect from January 2013 for Central Government employees and Pensioners, this is the first index number among the six statistics reports from July to December. We will update the ‘Expected dearness allowance from Jan 2013’ will be soon in our site. watch regularly and write your comments on this subject.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) July 2012

The All-India CPI-IW rose by 4 points and pegged at 212 (two hundred and twelve).
On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.92 per cent between June and July compared with 2.12 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contributions to the change in current index came from food prices which rose by 2.38 per cent, contributing 2.44 percentage points to the total change. The largest upward pressure came from Rice, Arhar Dal, Green-chilly, Onion, vegetables, mainly Potato and Tomato, and Sugar. This was, however, partially offset by downward contributions from French Bean, Brinjal, and Poultry (Chicken).
House rent which increased by 2.96 per cent, contributed 1.05 percentage points to the overall change. The change was reported during the 21st round of Repeat House Rent Survey conducted from January to June, 2012 to capture the change in expenditure incurred on rent by industrial workers. The increase in the current round was mainly on account of annual increment awarded to the salaried persons under centre/state sphere as well as the rise in rent reported from private dwellings.

The largest downward contributions to the change in current index came from Transport and Communication with a decline of 0.99 per cent, contributing 0.09 percentage points to the total change. The main downward pressure came from Petrol as an effect of fall in price notified w.e.f. July 24, 2012.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 9.84 per cent for July, 2012 (over July, 2011) as compared to 10.05 per cent for the previous month and 8.43 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 11.27 per cent against 10.45 per cent of the previous month and 6.25 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, largest increase of 18 points has been recorded in Durgapur followed by Ranchi-Hatia (10 points), Vijaywada and Jabalpur (9 points each), Goa and Faridabad (8 points each), Bhilai (7 points) and Hubli-Dharwar, H.P., Tiruchirapally and Delhi (6 points each). Among others, 18 centres have recorded rise of 5 points followed by 4 points in 15 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in another 13 centres and 1 point in 4 centres. Howrah was the only centre which reported decline in index of 1 point. Rest of 3 centre’s indices remained stationary.

There are in all 26 centres whose indices are at par or above All-India Index and rest of 52 centres have indices lower than national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2012 will be released on Friday, September 28, 2012.
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India’s Stand on ILO Conventions Briefed to the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of M/O Labour & Employment

India’s Stand on ILO Conventions Briefed to the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of M/O Labour & Employment

The Consultative Committee members of the Ministry of Labour & Employment have urged the Government to ensure due patronage to the traditional skill while going for the ratification of Conventions adopted by the International Labour Organisation (IlO) on Labour issues, especially in the arena of Child Labour. The members have also called for expediting the cause of providing a minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month to the EPF beneficiaries as well as to ensure proper registration of workers in the unorganized sectors particularly the construction workers.

The meeting of Consultative Committee of Labour & Employment Ministry which held yesterday evening was convened for providing in insight to the members of the various conventions of ILO as ratified by the Government of India on time to time. Speaking on the occasion, Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge who chaired the meeting, said India, a Founding Member of the ILO, has been a permanent member of the ILO Governing Body since 1922. ILO has now expanded its membership to 185 nations. The first ILO Office in India started in 1928. The decades of productive partnership between the ILO and its constituents has mutual trust and respect as underlying principles and is grounded in building sustained institutional capacities and strengthening capacities of partners. It has a two-directional focus for socio-economic development: overall strategies and ground-level approaches.

The Minister said the approach of India with regard to International Labour Standards has always been positive. The ILO instruments have provided guidelines and useful framework for the evolution of legislative and administrative measures for the protection and advancement of the interest of labour. It has always been the practice in India that we ratify a Convention when we are fully satisfied that our laws and practices are in conformity with the relevant ILO Convention. The ILO has so far adopted 189 Conventions and 201 Recommendations. Out of 189 ILO Conventions, India has so far ratified 43 Conventions which includes 4 (four) core or fundamental human rights Conventions.

He said we have ratified 4 core conventions and 3 priority/governance conventions. The 4 core conventions ratified by us are Forced Labour Convention (No.29), Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (No.105), Equal Remuneration Convention (No.100) and Discrimination (Employment Occupation) Convention (No.111), and the 3 priority conventions ratified are Labour Inspection Convention (No.81), Employment Policy Convention (No.122) and Tripartite Consultations (International Labour Standards) (No.144). Even where for certain reasons where we may not be in a position to ratify a Convention, we have generally voted in favour of the Convention reserving its position as far as its future ratification is concerned.

The journey of ILO over the last more than nine decades has been eventful and full of important milestones. However, the primary function of ILO is standard setting and their application. Many of the ILO Conventions are outdated and need to be revised as identified by Cartier Working Party. Even the core conventions have failed to achieve universal ratification due to lack of flexibility. Our concern is that ILO should undertake in-depth analysis to put in place a standards strategy which encourages steps like progressive ratification of a Convention. The choice of topics for future standard setting should be widened according to the requirements of all ILO member states having diverse socio-economic conditions. In the years to come, ILO must maintain its leadership in the subjects related to labour since it has the unique advantage of tripartite structure, transparency and the ability to obtain inputs from real economy, Shri Kharge added.

Shri Kharge said the challenges being faced by the Member states on Ratification and promotion of fundamental and governance ILO Conventions are due to non-conformity with national laws and lack of technical assistance. He said India’s stand is that the process of ratification of these conventions should be a gradual one and adequate time should be given to the Member States for creating favourable conditions for ratification, taking into account the socio-economic realities of each Member state. The link-up of the four Governance Conventions to the Social Justice Declaration should be more of promotional in nature. We should adopt a more pragmatic and realistic approach for ratification and promotion of these conventions through creating awareness, building capacities of the constituents, advocacy, training and technical cooperation.

A power point presentation on the preparedness and attention paid by the Government at the ILO meetings was also presented during the meeting.

The meeting was attended by following MPs: S/Shri Gurudas Dasgupts, R.K.Singh Patel (SP), Ram Sunder Das (JDU), N.Peethambara (INC), Badri Ram Jakhar (INC) and Shri MangalaKisan (BJD). Secretary Labour & Employment Dr. M. Sarangi and senior Officials from the Ministry were present during the meeting.

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Report on Second Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey 2011-12

PRESS NOTE
SECOND ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT SURVEY
(201 1-12)

LABOUR BUREAU
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
CHANDIGARH

F.NO. 30/2/20 1 1-SESDSL (EUS)
Labour Bureau
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Government of India

SCO 28-31, Sector 17-A,
Chandigarh- 160017
Dated the 9th July, 2012

PRESS NOTE
Report on Second Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey 2011-12

Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment has released the results of the second annual employment & unemployment survey conducted in the country for the period 2011-2012. The survey has been conducted in all the States/UTs by covering all the districts. The main findings of the survey are as follows:

During the survey data has been collected from a sample of 1,28,298 households, out of which 81,430 households are in the rural sector and the remaining 46,868 households in the urban sector.

A fixed reference period of Agriculture Year 2010-11 i.e. July, 2010 to June, 2011 is used to derive the estimates based on usual status approach.

In the report, results are compiled for all the labour force measures namely usual principal status (UPS) approach, usual principal & subsidiary status (UPSS) approach, current daily status (CDS) approach and current weekly status (CWS) approach. The results in this press note are, however, given for usual principal status (UPS) approach, under which the major time of the one year reference period (July, 2010 to June, 2011 in the present case) spent by a person determines his/her status.

The labour force estimates are derived for the persons of age 15 years and above.

The Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is estimated to be 52.9 per cent at All India level.

In the rural sector, the LFPR is estimated to be 54.8 per cent as compared to 47.2 per cent in the urban sector.

Female LFPR is significantly lower as compared to male LFPR. At All India level, female LFPR is estimated to be 25.4 per cent as compared to 77.4 per cent in male category.

At All India level the Worker Population Ratio (WPR) is estimated to be 50.8 per cent. In rural areas, the WPR is estimated to be 52.9 per cent as compared to 44.9 in the urban areas.

The female WPR is estimated to be 23.6 per cent at All India level as compared to the male WPR of 75.1 per Cent.

The unemployment rate is estimated to be 3.8 per cent at All India level.

In rural areas, unemployment rate is 3.4 per cent whereas in urban areas, the same is 5.0 per cent.
Despite relatively low LFPR, the unemployment rate is significantly higher among females as compared to males. At all India level, the female unemployment rate is estimated to be 6.9 per cent whereas for males, the unemployment rate is 2.9 per cent.

The female unemployment rate is estimated to be 12.5 per cent in urban areas and 5.6 per cent in rural areas at All India level. Similar rates of unemployment for males work out to be 3.4 per cent in urban areas and 2.7 per cent in rural areas.

The unemployment rates in respect of social groups considered to be at disadvantage are lower than the unemployment rate in respect of the general category. The unemployment rate in respect of scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes is estimated to be 3.2 percent each, for Scheduled Tribes it is 2.6 percent and for General category it is 5.5 percent.

Majority of the employed persons are found to be self employed. Under UPS approach, 48.6 per cent persons are estimated to be self employed followed by 19.7 per cent persons which are wage/salary earners and rest 31.7 per cent persons belong to casual labour category at all India level.

At All India level majority of the employed persons i.e. 52.9 percent are engaged in the primary sector (agriculture, forestry and fishing) followed by 27.8 per cent the tertiary or services sector and 19.3 per cent persons in manufacturing and construction sector i.e. the secondary sector.

The two volumes of the report are available in Labour Bureau website (www.labourbureau.gov.in)

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