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Monday 31 December 2012

Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Calculation of CPI

The Labour Bureau has been compiling and maintaining three different series of Consumer Price Index numbers viz. (i) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100, (ii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, (iii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100.
These index numbers measure a temporal change in prices of fixed basket of goods and services consumed by the target groups and are compiled on the basis of the prices of selected goods and services which are collected every week/month and the weights assigned to them. Weights to the selected items are assigned on the basis of the expenditure incurred on them as revealed by the surveys conducted for the purposes.
The index numbers for centre/state are compiled in several stages i.e. Sub-group, Group and General level. These centre/state level indices are then weighed to work out all-India indices.

The weights (Group / Sub-group wise) under  Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100 are given at Annexure.
The services like education, health/medicine, transportation are included in the compilation of all three Consumer Price Index Numbers. The details of the weights assigned to services like education, health/medicine, transportation, etc. are given in Annexure.

There is substantial increase in the weights attached to services like education, health/medicine, transportation in successive series of Consumer Price Index number for Industrial Workers which is revealed from the statement given below:
1. Consumer Price Index numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100
Percentage increase / decrease
Base 1982=100 Base 2001=100
Medical Care
Education, Recreation & Amusement
Transport & Communication
Personal Care & Effects

2.  For Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, there was no separate sub-groups in respect of Education, Health / Medicine and Transportation in the previous series i.e. 1960-61=100. However, the weights assigned to them during the current series i.e. 1986-87=100 are as under:

Medical Care 4.38 4.23
Education, Recreation & Amusement 0.94 0.99
Transport & Communication 1.67 1.80
Personal Care & Effects 2.04 2.28

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in a written reply  on 27th August, 2012.

All India weights Group / Sub group wise for Consumer Price Index Number  for Industrial Worker on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural & Rural Labourers on base 1986-87=100.

Sr.No. Group / Sub group
Weight for

I Food Group

Cereals and Products 13.48 40.94 38.15

Pulse and Products 2.91 3.39 3.40

Oil and Fats 3.23 3.83 3.79

Meat, Fish and Eggs 3.97 3.10 3.31

Milk and Product 7.31 3.74 3.94

Condiments and Spices 2.57 4.12 3.92

Vegetable and Fruits 6.05 5.06 5.05

Other food 6.68 4.97 5.21

Total Food Group 46.20 69.15 66.77

Pan, Supari, tobacco and intoxicants 2.27 3.79 3.70
II Fuel and Light 6.43 8.35 7.90
III Housing Group 15.27 - -
IV Clothing, Bedding and Footwear 6.57 6.98 9.76
V Miscellaneous

Medical Care 4.56 4.38 4.23

Education, Recreation and Amusement 6.18 0.94 0.99

Transport and Communication 4.87 1.67 1.80

Personal Care and Effects 4.22 2.04 2.28

Others 3.43 2.70 2.57

Total Miscellaneous Group 23.26 11.73 11.87

Total 100 100 100
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Posted: 30 Dec 2012 10:37 PM PST

Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals

CGHS Hospitals – Getting treatment in emergency conditions
Under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities…
Private hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS only for such specialities for which they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of empanelment. However under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities.
“Emergency” shall mean any condition or symptom resulting from any cause, arising suddenly and if not treated at the earliest opportunity would  be detrimental to the health of the patient or shall jeopardize the life of the patient".

CGHS beneficiary attending hospital in emergency: In such a situation the Hospital shall intimate  to BCA within 2 hours of admission and BCA shall respond in 4 hours (however treatment shall not be denied to any CGHS member and this is only an initiation of the e-workflow). Post discharge hospital would upload bills and  download documents as per requirements of CGHS within 72 hours.
In emergency the hospital shall not refuse admission or demand an advance payment from the beneficiary or his family member and shall provide credit facilities to the patient whether the patient is a serving employee or a pensioner availing CGHS facilities, on production of a valid  CGHS card and the hospital shall submit the bill for reimbursement to the concerned Deptt. / Ministry / CGHS.  The refusal to provide the treatment to bonafide CGHS beneficiaries in emergency cases without valid ground, would attract disqualification for continuation of empanelment.
The following ailments may be treated as emergency which is  illustrative only and not exhaustive, depending on the condition of the patient :
Acute Coronary Syndromes (Coronary Artery Bye-pass Graft / Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra 
Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Temponade, Acute Left Ventricular Failure / Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stoke Adam attack, Acute Aortic Dissection.
Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurysm, Medical  and Surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure. Cerebro-Vascular attack-Stokes, Sudden unconsciousness, Head injury, Respiratory failure, decompensated lung disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infections, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual loss.

Acute Abdomen pain.

Road Traffic Accidents / with injuries including fall. Severe

Hemorrhage due to any cause.

Acute poisoning.

Acute Renal Failure.

Acute abdomen pain in female including acute Obstetrical and Gynecological emergencies.

Electric shock. 

Any other life threatening condition.

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