As per the Labour Bureau press release issued on 30th April 2020, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-IW) for the month of March 2020 is decreased to 2 months and stood at 326.
CPI-IW March 2020 – Press Release
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: 30th April 2020
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March 2020
The All-India CPI-IW for March 2020 decreased by two points and stood at 326 (three hundred and twenty-six). On 1-month percentage change, it went down by (-) 0.61 per cent between January and February 2020 compared to (+) 0.65 per cent increase between corresponding months of previous year.
The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.28 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Onion, Garlic, Poultry Chicken, Eggs-Hen, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Drum Stick, French Bean, Potato, Tomato, Petrol, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Wheat, Grinding Charges, Moong Dal, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Milk-Buffalo, Pure Ghee, Tamarind, Gourd, Parval, Apple, Coconut, HOt Drink-Tea (Readymade), Cooking Gas, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.
Year-on-year inflation based on tall-items stood at 5.50 per cent for March 2020 as compared to 6.84 per cent for the previous month and 7.67 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 6.67 per cent against 8.33 per cent of the previous month and 3.96 per cent during the corresponding month an year ago.
At centre level, Tiruchirapally, Vishakhapatnam and Salem recorded the maximum decrease of 8 points each followed by Mysore (7 points) and Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Madurai (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 5 centres, 4 points in another 5 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, Rajkot, Lucknow and Kodarma recorded a maximum increase of 5 points each followed by Goa (4 points). Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 2 points in another 3 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. Rest of 19 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and 45 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April 2020 will be released on Friday 29th May 2020. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
The Central Government has declared to freeze the Dearness allowance for three segments of January to June 2020, July to December 2020 and January 2021 to June 2021 for Central Government employees and pensioners due to COVID 19 pandemic crisis. [Click to view the detailed order issued by the Finance Ministry]
All India Consumer Price Index Numbers (AICPIN) for the month of March 2020
Labour Bureau Index for March 2020: The Department of Labour Bureau already released the statistics data of CPI (IW) for the months of January and February 2020 and now all Central Government employees and pensioners are waiting for the month of March 2020.
AICPIN for January 2020 – 330
No change in the All India Consumer Price Index for the month of January 2020 compared to December points. The index retained the same level of 330. [Click to view the Press Release]
AICPIN for February 2020 – 328
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Industrial Workers for the month of Feb 2020 is decreased by two points and stands at 328. [Click to view the Press Release]
|AICPIN for the month of March 2020||326||Click Here|
|AICPIN for the month of March 2019||309||Click Here|
|AICPIN for the month of March 2018||287||Click Here|
|AICPIN for the month of March 2017||275||Click Here|
|AICPIN for the month of March 2016||268||Click Here|