Calculate Dearness Allowance - AICPIN for the month of May 2016

Dearness Allowance (DA) admissible to all categories of Central Government employees is calculated based on Consumer Price Index (IW) with the base year 2001=100. Which is being followed presently for calculation of Dearness Allowance applicable for Central Government Employees,CPSU Employees, DEFENCE personnel and Pensioners.

Based on May 2016 AICPIN data released by LABOUR BUREAU has calculated DA for CG employees and IDA for CPSU Employees

IDA for CPSU Employees from July 2016

DA for CG Employees from July 2016

No. 5/1/2016 – CPI

DATED: 30th June, 2016

Press Release

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

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2016 increased by 4 points and pegged at 275(two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.48 per cent between April, 2016 and May, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.78 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 3.69 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Milk, Chillies Green, Brinjal, Cabbage, French Bean, Potato, Tomato, Sugar, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6,59 per cent for May, 2016 as compared to 5.86 per cent for the previous month and 5.74 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.48 per cent against 7.55 per cent of the previous month and 5.99 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Salem reported the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Puducherry and Mysore (11 points each). Bengluru (10 points), Quilon, Warrangal and Coonoor (9 points each). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 7 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 9 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. On the contrary, Amritsar recorded a decrease of I point. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 31 centres arc above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Pune, Salem, Vishakhapatnam, Bokaro and Varanasi centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2016 will be released on Friday, 29th July, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website


Source: labourbureau


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