AICPIN-IW (All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers) for the month of October, 2012 is 217 points. This is 2 points more than the AICPIN-IW for the last month, 2012, September.
The increased price of food materials such as Rice, Wheat, Atta, Milk, Tea, Snack, Onion, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Firewood,
Medicine etc., contribute a major part in increasing the AICPIN - IW. At the same time decreased price value of edible oils such as groundnut oil, Coconut Oil, Vanaspati, Palm Oil etc., helps to hold the
Index Number in a certain level.
The highest increase of 6 points recorded in Monger Jamalpur and Siliguri centers and in 6 centres the index shows one point decrease. Price Index Numbers of 16 centers maintain stability.
AICPIN-IW is considered as the base for determining the Dearness Allowance of Central Government Employees. A high index number shows the high cost of living and the Dearness allowance also will be more due to the increase of Price Index.
AICPIN-IW for September-2012
AICPIN-IW for August-2012
AICPIN-IW for July-2012