UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Which of the following brings out the 'Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers'?

    A)  The Reserve Bank of India

    B)  The Department of Economic Affairs

    C)  The Labour Bureau

    D)  The Department of Personnel and Training

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] The Labour Bureau brings out the Consumer Price Index number for industrial workers. The new series on base 2001=100 has been released on 9th March, 2006 with January, 2006 index which has replaced the earlier (1982=100) series. Labour Bureau is the competent authority under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 to ascertain, from time-to-time, the Consumer Price Index Numbers applicable to employees employed in the Scheduled employments in respect of all the undertakings in the Central Sphere and the Union Territories.

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