Sunday, 1 February 2015

6% hike in DA/DR from January, 2015 is Final: December, 2014 AICPIN released

6% hike in DA/DR from January, 2015 is Final: December, 2014 AICPIN released

The 6% hike in DA/DR from January, 2015 with total 113% is now FINAL after release of December, 2014 AICPIN.  All Central Government Employees & Pensioner are now eligible to get 6% hike in current DA/DR which is 107%.  All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for Industrial Worker is remained stationery at 253 (two hundred and fifty three) for the month of December, 2014.   The additional installment of 6% DA/DR from January, 2015 will be approved by the Govt. in the month of March, 2015 and the arrears of the month from January to March, 2015 will be paid in the staring of next financial year i.e. April, 2015.

The Final table is for calculation of DA/DR for the month from January, 2015 is given below:-
Increase/ Decrease
Month Base Year
Total of 12
Twelve monthly
% increase over 115.76
for   DA
DA announced
or will be

-4 Dec,13 239 2786 232.17 100.56% 100%
DA/DR from
July, 2014
-2 Jan,14 237 2802 233.5 101.71% 107%
1 Feb,14 238 2817 234.75 102.79%
1 Mar,14 239 2832 236 103.87%
3 Apr,14 242 2848 237.33 105.02%
2 May,14 244 2864 238.67 106.17%
2 Jun,14 246 2879 239.92 107.25%
JUL+AICPIN 6 Jul,14 252 2896 241.33 108.48% 113%
Aug+AICPIN 1 Aug,14 253 2912 242.67 109.63%
Sep+AICPIN 0 Sep,14 253 2927 243.92 110.71%
Oct+AICPIN 0 Oct,14 253 2939 244.92 111.57%
Nov+AICPIN 0 Nov,14 253 2949 245.75 112.29%
Dec+AICPIN 0 Dec,14 253 2963 246.92 113.30%
Dearness Allowance/Relief from January, 2015 will be

You may also download/save the excel sheet for self calculation.  The link for excel sheet is given below:


Press Release for CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – DECEMBER 2014

No. 5/1/2014- CPI
DATED: the 30th January, 2015
 Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPHW) – December, 2014

The All-India CPHW for December, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On l-month percentage change, it remained static between November, 2014 and December, 2014 when compared with the decrease of (-) 1.65 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.09 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Coconut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Ginger, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was restricted to some extent by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Moong Dal, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh,’Goat Meat, Eggs (Hen), Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Firewood, E.S.I. Contribution, Cable Charges, Private Tuition Fee, Taxi Fare, Barber Charges, Flower/F lower Garlands, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPHW stood at 5.86 per cent for December, 2014 as compared to 4.12 per cent for the previous month and 9.13 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.73 per cent against 2.56 per cent of the previous month and 11.49 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Kodarma reported a maximum decrease of 12 points followed by Ranchi Hatia (7 points), Tripura (6 points) and Varanasi & Agra (5 points each). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 5 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 16 centres. On the contrary, Bhilwara & Tiruchirapally recorded maximum increase of 5 points each followed by Mumbai & Puduchery (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 5 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. Rest of the 12 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 38 centres are below and other 39 centres’ indices are above national average. The index of Varanasi centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-1W for the month of January, 2015 will be released on Friday, 27 February, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureau. gov. in.

One Rank, One Pension proposal this week

One Rank, One Pension proposal this week

Parrikar says ‘one rank, one pension’ proposal this week:
Tribune News Service

Manohar Parrikar
New Delhi, January 31

As retried veterans of the armed forces converge on the national capital to protest non-implementation of the “one rank-one pension” (OROP) scheme on Sunday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the modalities will be finalised by next week and the file will be sent to the Finance Ministry for further action.

Parrikar, while speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a defence function, said: “Discussions are on to fix the modalities (for the OROP)… By next week, the view of the Defence Ministry will be formed.”

The OROP issue has been fast-tracked, Parrikar said adding he had already held several meetings on it. The scheme was sanctioned by the previous government on February 17 last year. On February 26, the then Defence Minister AK Antony issued executive orders to implement OROP under the “approved” definition at the earliest.

Parrikar said as and when the exact implementation status for the scheme is finalised by the Defence Ministry, it will be sent to the Ministry of Finance. Parrikar had in December said if he could take the satisfaction level (of the retired armed forces personnel) to 80-90 per cent, it should be “a good enough solution”. This had not been taken kindly to by the veterans who wanted a clarification on what the 80 per cent satisfaction level meant.

The Indian Ex-servicemen Movement (IESM) wanted to know the formula being adopted for OROP saying it would not accept OROP other than the one already accepted by the government.

The definition accepted by the Ministry of Defence is the one the Rajya Sabha Petitions Committee chaired by Bhagat Singh Koshyari suggested in December 2011.

OROP, it said, “implies that uniform pension be paid to armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, and any future enhancement in the rates of pension be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.”

Uniform pension scheme

The ‘one rank-one pension’ scheme was sanctioned by the UPA government on February 17, 2014. The then Defence Minister AK Antony issued executive orders to implement OROP under the ‘approved’ definition on February 26

Under the scheme, uniform pension is to be paid to armed force personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement

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Reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees in government services

Reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees in government services

Entry age of reserved category in government service increased to 47
Chandigarh, Ahead of the completion of 100 days in office on February 2, the Khattar government today unveiled a bonanza for Scheduled Caste(SC) employees, special backward classes and economically backward persons in the general category.

While the Haryana Cabinet today accepted the report submitted by a committee constituted to assess the backwardness and inadequacy of  representation of SCs in promotion in government service paving the way for their reservation in promotions, the  age limit for special backward classes and economicaliy backward classes for entry into government service was raised by five years. The new age limit for them will be 47 years now.

“The committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary P.Raghavendra Rao concluded that there was inadequate representation of SCs as compared to their proportion at representation in the total population of the state at almost all levels in various departments and public sector undertakings”. Finance Minister Abhi manyu, who briefed the media on behalf of the Chief Minister, contended. Capt Ahhimanyu said the committee submitted its report based on allalysis of data of 3,81,847 employees of all categories in group A, B, C and D.

As per the data, on account of a higher percentage amongst the poor, a lower level of literacy, higher drop-out rates and a meager share in land holdings, the SCs continued to be backward.

The committee was on the opinion that the administrative efficiency is not expected to be adversely affected by extending reservation in promotion to the SCs in public services,” the minister claimed.

Meanwhile, the special backward classes, which will benefit from five year age relaxation for entry into service included Jats, the Bishnois, Rors, Tyagis and Jat Sikhs. Similarly, the economically weaker sections among the general category with an annual family income of Rs 2.5 lakh will also enjoy this privilege.


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