When consider the index number on centre wise, the maximum increase of 9 points recorded in Haldia and Bhilai centres and minimum increase of one point in 7 centers. In 16 centres there is no any change in Consumer price index number. At the same time the maximum decrease of Consumer price index number as 3 points recorded in Rangapura, Tezpur and Godavarikhani centres and one point decrease in 8 centers.
AICPIN For the month of January 2012
AICPIN (IW) for the month of December, 2011 is 197
AICPIN for the month of November, 2011 is 199
AICPIN for the month of September, 2011 is 197
The All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers are mainly calculated with the price variation of household items such as wheat, edible oil, rice, vegetables, fruits, meat and related items.
Following are the Consumer price index of six major centers
1. Ahmadabad - 192
2. Bangalore - 200
3. Chennai - 187
4. Delhi - 181
5. Kolkata - 184
6. Mumbai - 199
The point to point rate of inflation recorded on the basis of Consumer price index for industrial workers for January 2012 is 5.32% compared to 6.49% in December, 2011.
The AICPIN is important to know the cost of living and the Dearness Allowance to Government Employees is calculating on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers, time to time.
While there is one point increase in AICPIN-IW the All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers for January, 2012 remained stable at 618 points for Agricultural Labourers and 619 points for Rural Labourers. (Base: 1986-87=100)