Consumer Price Index Number of Chandigarh for the half year ending September, 2018

Nov 14, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Government of Union Territory of Chandigarh, on November 13, 2018, has uploaded the Consumer Price Index Number for the half year ending September, 2018.

The half yearly Cost of Living Index Numbers of Chandigarh Centre (Base 2001 = 100) for industrial workers, issued by Labour Bureau, Shimla for the months of April, 2018 to September, 2018 are 1520.14, 1525.40, 1541.18, 1588.52, 1593.78 and 1599.04 respectively. Thus the average (calculated for six months) cost of living index numbers as on September 30, 2018 is 1561.

The previous average cost of living index number was 1494 points for the quarter ending 31.03.2018. Therefore, increase in average cost of living index number is 67 points and per point neutralization in minimum rates of wages for monthly rated employees under the Minimum Wages Act is Rs. 7/-. Thus minimum rates of wages for each category of employees have been increased by Rs. 469/- p.m. on the increase of 67 points. The following are the category of employees for whom the minimum rates of wages payable for monthly & daily rated employees for the period starting from October 01, 2018 to March 31, 2019 are notified:

1.       Un-skilled

2.       Semi-Skilled-II.

3.       Semi-Skilled-I.

4.       Skilled-II

5.       Skilled-I

6.       Highly Skilled

7.       Class III (Staff)

8.       Class-II (Staff)

9.       Class I (Staff)

[No. ST/ (CPI)/2018-19/7160]



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