All-India Consumer Price Index Numbersfor Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of March 2012




                           All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of March, 2012 increased by 2 points and stood at 201 (two hundred one).
                                During March, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres, 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres, 5 points in 3 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Tripura centre and 1 point each in Darjeeling, Sholapur and Puducherry centres, while in the remaining 8 centres the index remained stationary.
            
                  The maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Vegetable & Fruit items, Bidi, Cigarette, Dhoti (Cotton), Saree (Synthetic), Shirting Cloth (Synthetic), Trouser Cloth (Synthetic), Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Groundnut Oil, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet), Snack (Saltish), Firewood, Saree (Synthetic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Tripura centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable items, Sweater, etc.
                  The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad  201 
2. Bangalore 206
3. Chennai  187
4. Delhi      185 
5. Kolkata  190
6. Mumbai  204

                     The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of March, 2012 is 8.65% as compared to 7.57% in February, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 8.16% in March, 2012 as compared to 5.08% in February, 2012.
                 
                       The CPI-IW for April, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st May, 2012

Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER extended further for Two more Years upto 01-05-2014


F.No. 3101 11412007-Estt.(A) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 

New Delhi, dated 30th April, 2012 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department O.Ms of even No. dated 02.05.2008 and 20.4.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 contained in the O.M. dated 02.5.2008 is extended further for two more years beyond 1st May, 2012. 

2. Hindi version follows. 

(B. Bandyopadhdyay) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
Tel: 23040341


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