Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2015
The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2015
increased by 2 points and pegged at 266 (two hundred and sixty six). On
1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.76 per cent between
August and September, 2015 which was static between the same two months a
The maximum upward pressure to the
change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.78
percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Masur
Dal, Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Mustard Oil, Onion, Cauliflower, Green
Coriander Leaves, Potato, Tea (Readymade), Sugar, Electricity Charges,
Private Tuition Fee, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for
the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Wheat,
Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Apple, Coconut, Tomato,
Petrol, Washing Soap, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by
monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.14 per cent for September, 2015 as compared to
4.35 per cent for the previous month and 6.30 per cent during the
corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation
stood at 5.71 per cent against 3.55 per cent of the previous month and
6.46 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Chhindwara reported the
highest increase of 10 points followed by Varanasi (9 points), Pune,
Tripura, Jalpaiguri and Bhilwara (6 points each). Among others, 5 points
rise was observed in 5 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8
centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1.point in 19 centres. On the
contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by
Ernakulam 3 points. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4
centres and 1 point in 2 centres. Rest of the 9 centres’ indices
The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month
of October, 2015 will be released on Monday, 30th November, 2015. The
same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureau.gov.
knows that Central Government Employees are entitled to avail Leave
Travel Concession (LTC) once in two years to visit home town and once in
four years to visit any places in India. The employees are reimbursed
full expenses for transport from the work station to the place to be
visited and back.
Before the sixth CPC was implemented, availing
of LTC by the employees was less in number all over India. In order to
encourage employees to avail LTC, the Central Government made some
impressive modifications in the rules, which saw a huge increase in the
percentage of employees going for it. The employees were allowed to
travel by air to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States and it
continued till June 2015. The modification in the rules that was brought
in was the travelling expenses were given in packages depending upon
employee’s designation. These visits by the employees saw a huge growth
in tourism in these states. It turned out to be a great opportunity for
the employees to travel to these places, to know different people, their
culture and so on. But for unknown reason, the central government did
not extend the orders beyond June 2015.
Home Town LTC: Is it possible to make changes in the Permanent Address of a Central Government Employee?
Central Government Employees having their Hometown on the outskirts of
their work places, are automatically ineligible for availing LTC
Hometown. But they are eligible for the LTC for visiting any other
places in India. For the benefit of those employees, in exceptional
cases, the CCS Rules (LTC) – Change of Hometown – allows an employee to
change the Permanent Address only once in their whole service. The
employee can apply for this, through their respective head of sections
with detailed documents. A male employee can choose the native place of
his wife or vice versa or any other closed relation’s address. Care
should be taken while applying for the changes, as the rule allows only
once in their whole service. After the changes in the permanent address,
the employee can apply for the LTC showing the new address.
Expecting new changes in 7th CPC for availing LTC…
Government Employees should be allowed to avail LTC Home Town once in a
year and All India LTC once in three years which can bring huge changes
in the department of tourism in India. It can motivate the employees to
travel, visit different places, to know different people and their
working conditions etc. Air travelling should be allowed to all other
places in India and can be extended to other neighbouring countries
Bonus orders 2015 – Ad-hoc Bonus for Rajasthan Govt Employees
Following the Central Government, the State Government of Rajasthan
has declared ad-hoc for its employees a head of Deepavali festival. The
Finance Department issued orders for granting ad-hoc bonus equivalent to
30 days emoluments at the maximum ceiling of 3500.
GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
Subject:- Grant of ad-hoc bonus to State Government employees for the financial year 2014-15.
The matter relating to grant of ad-hoc bonus for the financial year
2014-15 to State Government employees has been considered and the
Governor is pleased to order that the State Government employees may be
granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the financial
year 2014-15 on the following terms and conditions:
(I) Government Servants who were in service on 31-03-2015 and
continuing in service on 1st April 2015 and drawing pay in Grade Pay of
Rs.4800 or less (excluding officers of State Services) are entitled for
(II) For drawing ad-hoc bonus Government employee must have rendered
at least six months of continuous service during the year 2014-15.
Ad-hoc bonus equal to 30 days emoluments will be admissible to eligible
employees who have rendered continuous twelve month service during the
year 2014-15. Pro-rata payment will be admissible for continuous service
from six months to twelve months. The eligibility period shall be taken
in terms of number of months or service rounded to the nearest number
of months. Rounding to the nearest number of months will, however, not
be permissible for service of less than six months.
(III) The amount of ad-hoc bonus payable to the eligible employees
for the financial year 2014-15 will be computed on the basis of actual
emoluments as on 31st March 2015 and for the purpose of calculation of
ad-hoc bonus the maximum amount of emoluments will be restricted to
Rs,3500/- per month.
(IV) The term ’emoluments’ occurring in this order will include basic
pay, personal pay, deputation allowance and dearness allowance but will
not include other allowances such as house rent allowance, compensatory
(city) allowance etc.
(V) The amount of ad-hoc bonus payable shall be computed assuming the month of 31 days.
(VI) The amount of ad-hoc bonus payable will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
It is further clarified that: –
(a) Except in the case of extra-ordinary leave (leave without pay),
the period of leave of other kinds will be included for the purpose of
working out eligibility period. The period of extra-ordinary leave
(leave without pay) will be excluded from eligibility period but will
not count as break in service for the purpose of ad-hoc bonus. In case a
Government servant is on leave on 31-03-2015 the emoluments last drawn
immediately before proceeding on leave shall be taken into account for
the purpose of eligibility and calculation of ad-hoc bonus.
(b) The subsistence allowance given to an employee under suspension
shall not be treated as emoluments. Such an employee will become
eligible for the benefit of ad- hoc bonus if he is re-instated with
benefit of full emoluments for the period of suspension and in other
cases such period will be excluded for the purpose of eligibility as in
the case of employees on leave without pay. In case a Government servant
is under suspension on 31-03-2015 no ad-hoc bonus for the year 2014-15
shall be given for the present. If he is reinstated later on,
eligibility of the period under suspension for the purpose of ad-hoc
bonus shall be decided on the lines indicated above.
(c)The employees who retired on superannuation or on invalidation on
medical grounds or on voluntary retirement or died on or before 31st
March 2015 will not be eligible for ad-hoc bonus.
(d) The eligibility of the re-employed Government servants for the
purpose of ad-hoc bonus shall be determined on the basis of service
rendered during the year 2014-15 after re-employment. The basic pay in
respect of such persons shall mean basic pay fixed on re-employment or
as increased thereafter and admissible on 31-03-2015 plus pension
(including commuted part, if any).
(e) Employees who resigned from service on or before 31-03-2015 shall not be eligible for ad-hoc bonus under these orders.
(f) Employees engaged on part time / casual or on a daily wage or on contract basis will not be eligible for ad-hoc bonus.
(g) Employees appointed as probationer trainee on fixed remuneration shall not be eligible for ad-hoc bonus.
(1) Government servants who were on deputation on 31-03-2015 if have
opted for deputation allowance in terms of this department order No.
F.1(47)FD(Gr.2)/82 dated 27th June, 1989, as amended from time to time
and are eligible for ad- hoc bonus under this order, shall be paid, the
admissible amount of ad-hoc bonus by the borrowing organisation. The
eligibility period shall include the continuous service rendered under
the Government as also the period spent on deputation upto 31st March
2015. Similarly, Government servants who returned from deputation during
the year 2014-15 shall be paid ad-hoc bonus by the Government which may
be calculated on the basis of eligible and continuous service rendered
under the borrowing organisation and the Government.
(2) In the case of Government servants who were on deputation to
Public Sector Undertakings, Cooperative Societies, Autonomous Bodies
etc. and who have opted for deputation allowance in terms of this
department order No.F.1(47)FD(Gr.2)/82 dated 27th June, 1989, as amended
from time to time and are eligible for ad-hoc bonus under this order,
out of the amount of bonus paid under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 by
the aforesaid organisation the amount equal to the amount of ad-hoc
bonus admissible under this order shall be retained by the Government
servants and the residual amount shall be deposited in the Government
(3) Government servants on deputation who have opted for bonus and /
or ex- gratia payable to the employees of the borrowing organisation in
terms of this department order referred to above will be entitled to
ad-hoc bonus equal to an amount by which, the bonus and / or ex-gratia
admissible as per order of the borrowing organisation falls short of the
total of (a) the deputation allowance which would have been admissible
and (b) the ad-hoc bonus admissible under this order.
(4) In the case of Government servants belonging to the Cooperative
Department and on deputation to Cooperative Institutions registered
under the Rajasthan Cooperative Societies Act, 1965 whose terms of
deputation are governed by the Cooperative Department Order No. F. 18
(75) Coop. 176 dated 13.07.1976 as amended from time to time, ad-hoc
bonus, equal to an amount by which the bonus/ex-gratia paid/payable as
per terms of deputation falls short the total of (a) 2.5% of basic pay
subject to Rs.600/- per month drawn during the year 2014-15 and (b) the
amount of ad-hoc bonus admissible under this order shall be payable by
such borrowing Cooperative Institution.
(i) In cases where it is in the notice of Head of Office that the
Government servant eligible for ad-hoc bonus on 31-03-2015 will
definitely become ineligible for grant of ad-hoc bonus due to
retrospective grant of pay in Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- and above on
promotion in State Services, only pro-rata ad-hoc bonus be
permitted provided that the eligibility period is six months or more.
The payment of ad-hoc bonus, except to those Government servants who
were on deputation on 31-03-2015, under these orders shall be made by
the office in which an employee is posted on the date of issue of this
order and it will be chargeable to the Budget Head to which the pay and
allowances of the employees are charged.
This order shall also be applicable to the employees of the Zila
Parishads & Panchayat Samities and the Work-Charged employees who
are drawing pay in the pay scales prescribed for them.
By Order of the Governor
Special Secretary, Finance (budget)
Processing of files referred to DOP&T for advice/clarification-procedure to be followed
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg.,
O.M.F.No.43011/9/2014-Estt.D, dated 28.10.2015
Subject: Processing of files referred to DOP&T for advice/clarification-procedure to be followed
This Department has from time to time issued instructions prescribing
the procedure to be followed for making references to this Department
for advice/clarification. In this regard, O.M.No.20034/2/2010-Estt(D)
dated 13th August, 2010, O.M.No.20034/2/2010-Estt(D) dated 30th
November, 2011 and OM of even number dated 13.02.2015 refers.
2. Inspite of these instructions, some Ministries/ Departments
continue to refer the files to this Department without following the
procedure enunciated in the above mentioned OMS, resulting in avoidable
procedural delays, grievances and unwanted litigation.
3. In this background While reiterating instructions mentioned in the
above three OMs, the following procedure for referring the proposals
including court cases to this Department, may be followed:-
i. Administrative Departments shall refer cases to the DoPT only
where there is a specific point which is either not covered by
prevailing policies/ guidelines/ rules /regulations or interpretation of
a specific clauses/provisions in the said policies/
guidelines/rules/regulations is involved for a particular case.
ii. When such a reference is made, all facts pertaining to the case may be incorporated in the Self Contained Note.
iii. All the references should be made to DOP&T with the approval
of the Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/ Department. These
references should be sent atleast two weeks in advance so that it can be
properly examined in DoP&T.
iv. The concerned Ministry/ Department, which sends the proposal
should indicate the Division within DoPT where it has to be dealt with
and also to the concerned Joint Secretary/ Director so that there is no
delay in processing within DoPT.
v. While sending the proposal, the name, designation of i the Joint
Secretary/ Director (Phone number and e-majl id) who can be contacted
for further correspondence may also be indicated.
4. The content of this O.M. may be given wide publicity and brought
to the notice of all concerned and will be applicable from 1st November,
DA from 1st July 2015 – Tamilnadu Government GO for Dearness Allowance revision from 01.07.2015 to State Government employees
GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU 2015 Manuscript Series FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT G. O. No. 281, Dated 26th October 2015 (Manmatha, Iyppasi-09, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2046)
– Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised scales of pay – Enhanced Rate
of Dearness Allowance from 1st July, 2015 – Orders – Issued.
READ – the following papers:
1. G.O.Ms.No.137, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 30.04.2015.
From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No.1-(3)/2008 – E.II (B),
In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued
sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised scales
of pay to State Government employees as detailed below:-
Date from which payable Rate of Dearness Allowance in the pre- revised scales of pay (per month)
1st January, 2015
223 per cent of Pay plus
The Government of India in its Office Memorandum second read above has
enhanced the Dearness Allowance to its employees who continue in the
pre-revised scales of pay from 223% to 234% with effect from 1st July
3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India,
the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the
State Government employees who continue to draw their pay and allowances
in the pre-revised scales of pay that was in existence prior to
01.01.2006 as indicated below:-
Date from which payable Rate of Dearness Allowance in the pre-revised scales of pay (per month)
1st July 2015 234 per cent of Pay plus Dearness Pay
4. The Government also direct that the Dearness Allowance increase shall be paid in cash with effect from 01.07.2015.
While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee
shall be rounded off to next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise
and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.
Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned
above, shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present
getting Dearness Allowance and paid from contingencies at fixed monthly
rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order
shall not be admissible to part time employees.
7. The revised
Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order will also apply to the
teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational
institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the
University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education
scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Education Directors/Librarians in
Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions,
Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child
Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Panchayat
Secretaries/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and
Panchayat Raj Department.
8. The expenditure shall be debited to
the detailed head of account `03. Dearness Allowance’ under the relevant
minor, sub-major and major heads of account.
9. The Treasury
Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers are requested to make payment of
the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting
for the authorisation from the Principal Accountant General (A&E)
Tamil Nadu, Chennai-18.
AICPIN Points for the month of September to be released today
“2015 September’s All India Consumer Price Index Points for the purpose of Dearness Allowance calculation to be released today”
The last ‘Expected DA from Jan 2016’ calculations based on the 6th
Pay Commission recommendations for Central Government employees and
pensioners are already started. The fluctuation in the prices of
essential commodities will be taken into account for this calculations.
The September’s points of CPI for Industrial Workers base year 2001=100
for the calculation of additional DA and DR is expected to be released
today. Already Labour Bureau released the statistics points of AIPCIN
for the months of July and August and today the third step is going to
The additional dearness allowance percentage from January 2016 will
be calculated based on the AICPIN points for the six months starting
from July 2015 upto December 2015. The dearness allowance to be issued
in the month of January 2016 will be added to the salary drawn by the
employee based on the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. Only
after this will the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission take