Central government employees DA hike : Up to 5% increase in DA expected from July-19

Central government employees DA hike : Up to 5% increase in DA expected from July-19

       Central government employees DA hike : Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)  has released by Labour Bureau for June-19. Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) increased two point from 314 and now is has been 316 for June-19. 

       Due to increase in Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) number, DA will be increased up to 5% for Central Government Employees because DA and CPI-IW are co-related with each other. The DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance paid to government employees and pensioners to offset the impact of inflation. The effective salary of government employees requires constant enhancement to help them cope up with the increasing prices.

                                                               No. 5/ 1/2019-CPI 
                                                      GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
                                        MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT 
                                                            LABOUR BUREAU

                                                                                                         'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA-171004 
                                                                                                                          DATED: 31st July, 2019
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - June, 2019

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2019 increased by 2 points and pegged at 316 (three hundred and sixteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.64 percent between May, 2019 and June, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.69 percent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.93 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Goat Meat. Poultry (Chicken), Milk Buffallo, Pure Ghee, Chill ies Green. Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Banana, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriader Leaves, Palak, Potato, Tomato, Cigarette, Doctor's Fee, Med icine (Allopathic), Cable Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Coconut & Coconut Oil. Lady Finger, Mango (Ripe), Parval. Electricity Charges. Petrol. etc putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 8.59 per cent for June. 2019 as compared to 8.65 per cent for the previous month and 3.93 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.47 per cent against 5.21 per cent of the previous month and 1.97 per cent dw-ing the correspond ing mon th of the previous year.

As per prevailing practice this increase may be approved by the Union Cabinet in the month of September, 2019 with direction to draw the increased DA/DR from the month of October, 2019 and arrears for the month of July, August and September, 2019 may be paid at that time.

At . centre level Coonoor, Hyderabad and Vijaywada observed the maximum increase of 8 points followed by Quilon (7 points). Among others, 6 poi nts increase was observed in 6 centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 9 centres, 3 points i n another 9 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary. Srinagar recorded a maximum decrease of 3 points. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 3 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 6 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 20 19 will be released on Friday 30th August, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

                                                                                                   (AMRIT LAL JANGID)
                                                                                                    DEPUTY DIRECTOR