Expected DA Increase – 6%

Expected DA for Central Government Employees from 1.1.2009 – 22%

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of November, 2008 remained stationary at 148 (one hundred and forty-eight).

During November, 2008, the index recorded maximum increase of 5 points each in Quilon and Madurai centres, 3 points each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bhilwara and Coonoor centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 14 centres. The index decreased by 1 point in 19 centres and 2 points each in Jalandhar, Nasik, Bhavnagar, Siliguri, Asansol and Howrah centres, while in remaining 20 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Quilon centre is mainly due to Fish, Fresh Vegetable Items and Washing Soap etc., while that in Madurai centre is mainly due to Rice and Vegetable Items. The increase of 3 points each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bhilwara and Coonoor centres is due to Rice, Onion, Fish Fresh, Vegetable Items, Tea Readymade, Toilet Soap etc. While the decrease of 2 points each in Jalandhar, Nasik, Bhavnagar, Siliguri, Asansol and Howrah centres is due to decrease in the prices of Vegetable items, Mustard Oil, Groundnut Oil etc.

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of November, 2008 remained constant 10.45% at the level of October, 2008.
The CPI-IW for December, 2008 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th January, 2009.

All India Consumer Price Index Industrial Workers BASE YEAR 2001 = 100

Month

Base year 2001=100

Total of 12 Months

12 Month Average

% Increase over 115.76 for DA

Nov2007

134

1562

130.17

12.45

Dec2007

134

1569

130.75

12.95

Jan-2008

134

1576

131.33

13.45

Feb-2008

135

1583

131.92

13.96

Mar2008

137

1593

132.75

14.68

Apr-2008

138

1603

133.58

15.39

May2008

139

1613

134.42

16.12

Jun-2008

140

1623

135.25

16.84

Jul-2008

143

1634

136.17

17.63

Aug2008

145

1646

137.17

18.50

Sep-2008

146

1659

138.25

19.43

Oct-2008

148

1673

139.42

20.44

Expected Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees from 1.1.2009 – 22%.

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