New consumer price series to be released on 18th Feb

The government will also release four CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation series-CPI for industrial workers, CPI for agricultural labourers, CPI for rural labourers and CPI for urban non-manual employees

New Delhi: The government today said the new consumer price series for rural, urban and combined (rural + urban) for January, reflecting the impact of price rise on common man, will be released on 18th February, reports PTI.

These consumer indices will be available for five major groups-food, beverages and tobacco; fuel and light; housing; clothing, bedding and footwear; and miscellaneous. The indices will be released for states/Union Territories and all India.

The government will also release four CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation series-CPI for industrial workers, CPI for agricultural labourers, CPI for rural labourers and CPI for urban non-manual employees-which it will continue to do. Besides, wholesale prices are measured by the wholesale price index (WPI).

The present four CPI numbers do not encompass all the segments of the population and as such they "do not reflect the true picture of the price behaviour in the country," chief statistician TCA Anant said.

"It is therefore, necessary to compile a CPI which takes into account the consumption patterns of all segments of the population," he said on the sidelines of the 15th Conference of Commonwealth Statisticians here.

The base for the new series will be January-December 2010.

CPI urban and CPUI rural are compiled at state, UT and all India level. For regular price collection for CPI (urban) 310 towns have been selected, while for the rural data, 1,181 villages spread across India have been selected.

"CSO will also compile national CPI by merging CPI (rural) and CPI (urban) with appropriate weights," Mr Anant said.

The government proposes to release provisional indices for a period of one year.

"These provisional numbers will be subsequently revised and final numbers with complete data for all-India and also for all the state and UTs would be released with a time lag of two months," Mr Anant said.

He said there may not be any need to bring out separate provisional numbers after December 2011, as the data reporting is expected to be considerably improved.

Retail inflation for items consumed by industrial workers increased to 9.47% in December 2010 from 8.33% in the previous month, mainly due to dearer food prices.

The wholesale price index-based inflation rose to 8.43% in December from 7.48% in the previous month.

WPI food inflation rose to 17.05% for the week ended 22nd January on account of escalating vegetable prices, particularly, onions.

The share (weights) of food, beverage and tobacco group in the new rural index would be 59.31%, whereas it would be 37.15% in the urban index. Similarly, fuel and light group would have a weight of 10.42% (rural) and 8.4% (urban).

The miscellaneous group consisting of education, medical care, transportation and communication would be having a 24.19% weight in the rural index and 8.28% in the urban index.

The new CPI numbers would be revived on the basis of the results of the next round of Consumer Expenditure Survey scheduled to be conducted during 2011-12 by the National Sample Survey Organisation.

Thereafter, revision will be taken every five years.

User

Beware of another job scam, this time UK's Marriott Hotel is the bait

This modus operandi is fresh. Scamsters want to meet 'candidates' in person at Mumbai to demand money for a job in UK's Marriott Hotel

The scamsters are on the prowl again, this time sending emails to offer overseas jobs. A few days back, companies like Samsung, Siemens, Videocon and Wipro were forced to issue clarifications that they do not ask candidates to pay money for jobs.

Now a new email doing the rounds is offering an opportunity for work with UK's Marriott Hotel. However, this time around, the modus operandi of these scamsters is quite different.

These fraudsters-who may have been using data procured from job sites like Monster and Naukri-send out an email asking the 'candidate' to submit his/her resume. The moment the candidate sends it, these scamsters reply with an application form asking various personal details.

The candidate also has to fill an interview form, which checks his/her 'motivation level', 'interest' and 'anxiousness' to join the company.

After receiving the mail, some representative, pretending to be an official from Marriott Hotel, UK, meets the candidate in Mumbai. He asks the candidate to cough up some money, under the pretext of some fees and as soon as the candidate hands over the money, the 'official' simply vanishes.

According to Moneylife reader Adi Daruwalla, even the telephone numbers given in the advertisement or email do not match with that of the Marriott Hotel. The telephone number of the hotel, according to its site, is 44-151-476-8000, where '44' is the country code for UK and '151' is the code for Liverpool area.

However, the scamsters have given 00447017014954/+447017901084/+447010039024/ +447010038304 as the telephone numbers of the hotel.

In addition, the email ID used in these mails is not what the Marriott Hotel would use. According to 419scam.org, the email IDs '[email protected]' or '[email protected]' have been used in a known fraud and it should put you on alert.

According to people familiar with the recruitment process in such large companies, nobody selects candidates by simply looking at email IDs. There is a process, which includes a written test, an interview, and only then are appropriate candidates selected.

Further, as per our information, no company asks you to pay money for any job. Unfortunately, most people ignore the procedure, while not wanting to miss a lucrative opportunity.

How to identify a fake job offer

1.    First, there are bound to be spelling and grammatical mistakes. For example, in the fake Marriott Hotel job offer, the scamsters have written 'permanent' as 'permanet' with the 'n' missing. Usually, the date of birth and age comes before place of birth, but here in the fake application it is the reverse.

2.    In addition, all application forms follow the same pattern across the fields. However, here, some things are in plain font, some are in 'bold' lettering and some are even in decorative fonts.

2. Always check the e-mail ID from where the mail was sent. The email address in this case is [email protected] This should ring an alarm bell, as to why a well-known company would have an email address taken from a free email service provider, Hotmail in this case.

3. Do check the signature at the end of the email. In this email, it is signed off as "Regards, Marriott Hotel, JOSHUA MOORE, Human Relation / Recruit Manager". This is obviously wrong. In any professional letters, the name of the sender appears after 'regards' and not the company/organisation name. In addition, it is Manager-Human Relations and Recruitment and not like what has been mentioned above.

4. If you still have doubts about the email, visit the company's website. Contact and check with them if any such recruitment is going on or not. Better, forward the email to the company's HRD or corporate communications department, informing them that you want to know if they have sent any such mails.

5. Finally, do not pay any heed to such messages; simply mark them as "spam" and click delete.

COMMENTS

SMITH

3 years ago

Got an email scam, these guys are playing on the unemployed just like our government does. This is the email I was sent below...


We are glad to inform you that after carefully reviewing your CV for the post of cleaners, housekeepers and customer assistants job vacancy our company advertised, you have been selected to join our new professional cleaners,housekeepers and customer assistants team in Central London.The brief interview, induction and training date will start at 1.30pm and finish 3.30pm on the 17th of february 2014 at The Cavendish Training and Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews,W1g 9dt, London. It is five minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground station on the Victoria,Central and Bakerloo Line. The two hours training and induction will be fully paid for and you are expected to come with your original documents like passport or birth certificate or any identity documents,national insurance number and also your bank details for your wages payment.

The pay rate for your position will be £9.75 an hour,your shift pattern will be 8 hours a day, 5 days on and 2 days off with a lot of overtime work available, there is also full time and part time positions to choose from.We have morning shifts ( 6am- 2pm) or (8am-4pm) or (10am-6pm) or (11am-7pm), day shifts (12pm-8pm) or (1pm-9pm) or (2pm- 10pm) and night shifts (9pm-5am) or (10pm- 6am), you will be paid every friday of the week. The company will issue you a uniform on the induction and training day and you will be allocated the five star international hotel and bar to work within Central London.You will start work on the 18th of february 2014 and will be given the full work details and your work shift rota on the induction and training day. It is very mandatory to email us back with your shirt,trousers and shoe sizes for your company uniform and also most importantly to email back to us is your £50 paysafecard voucher numbers for an enhanced crb [criminal record ]check to be carried out through our crb specialist agent to ensure an accurate criminal record report.The company will strictly only accept crb report done through us for security reasons because you will have access to some cash tills and government officials hotel rooms . The company will not accept any other crb report not done through us and we will delist your name from the job list and cancel your induction and training.

The paysafecard voucher payment is a new safe and secure payment method that we use for effective payment for crb fees. The newsagent shops, off licence shops and mobile top up shops with the paypoint services can issue you a paysafecard voucher for £50,once you give the shop assistant £50 in cash.The paysafecard voucher 16 digit numbers is what we require you to email back to us for your crb payment fees and also to ensure that your job placement is still effective.The crb fees will be refunded back to you on your next wages.

The deadline to email back to us your uniform sizes and £50 paysafecard voucher numbers for your crb fee will be on monday,10th of february 2014,no work placement will be offered if you do not email your uniform sizes and £50 paysafecard voucher numbers before the deadline date and also you will not be eligible to come in for the induction and training .The company will not accept any late email submission of the above due to the high volume of successful applicants been processed for crb checks and recruitment. We are extremely very busy this period with the recruitment process and may not be able to respond to some of your phone enquiries at the moment,all information will be given on the induction and training day . We look forward to welcoming you to our company.

Mrs Victoria Thompson,
Human Resources & Recruitment Department,
Marriott Hotels & Bar Services,London.
Tel: 08456862754.

SMITH

3 years ago

Got an email on the 6/2/2014 they are playing on the unemployed, how low can you get (maybe its our government doing this scam). This the email I got......

We are glad to inform you that after carefully reviewing your CV for the post of cleaners, housekeepers and customer assistants job vacancy our company advertised, you have been selected to join our new professional cleaners,housekeepers and customer assistants team in Central London.The brief interview, induction and training date will start at 1.30pm and finish 3.30pm on the 17th of february 2014 at The Cavendish Training and Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews,W1g 9dt, London. It is five minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground station on the Victoria,Central and Bakerloo Line. The two hours training and induction will be fully paid for and you are expected to come with your original documents like passport or birth certificate or any identity documents,national insurance number and also your bank details for your wages payment.

The pay rate for your position will be £9.75 an hour,your shift pattern will be 8 hours a day, 5 days on and 2 days off with a lot of overtime work available, there is also full time and part time positions to choose from.We have morning shifts ( 6am- 2pm) or (8am-4pm) or (10am-6pm) or (11am-7pm), day shifts (12pm-8pm) or (1pm-9pm) or (2pm- 10pm) and night shifts (9pm-5am) or (10pm- 6am), you will be paid every friday of the week. The company will issue you a uniform on the induction and training day and you will be allocated the five star international hotel and bar to work within Central London.You will start work on the 18th of february 2014 and will be given the full work details and your work shift rota on the induction and training day. It is very mandatory to email us back with your shirt,trousers and shoe sizes for your company uniform and also most importantly to email back to us is your £50 paysafecard voucher numbers for an enhanced crb [criminal record ]check to be carried out through our crb specialist agent to ensure an accurate criminal record report.The company will strictly only accept crb report done through us for security reasons because you will have access to some cash tills and government officials hotel rooms . The company will not accept any other crb report not done through us and we will delist your name from the job list and cancel your induction and training.

The paysafecard voucher payment is a new safe and secure payment method that we use for effective payment for crb fees. The newsagent shops, off licence shops and mobile top up shops with the paypoint services can issue you a paysafecard voucher for £50,once you give the shop assistant £50 in cash.The paysafecard voucher 16 digit numbers is what we require you to email back to us for your crb payment fees and also to ensure that your job placement is still effective.The crb fees will be refunded back to you on your next wages.

The deadline to email back to us your uniform sizes and £50 paysafecard voucher numbers for your crb fee will be on monday,10th of february 2014,no work placement will be offered if you do not email your uniform sizes and £50 paysafecard voucher numbers before the deadline date and also you will not be eligible to come in for the induction and training .The company will not accept any late email submission of the above due to the high volume of successful applicants been processed for crb checks and recruitment. We are extremely very busy this period with the recruitment process and may not be able to respond to some of your phone enquiries at the moment,all information will be given on the induction and training day . We look forward to welcoming you to our company.

Mrs Victoria Thompson,
Human Resources & Recruitment Department,
Marriott Hotels & Bar Services,London.
Tel: 08456862754.

avinashkumar

3 years ago

i hv recieved an appoint letter from granite construction company, its so systematicaly arranged as the real once bt its fake, iam posting that letter & all of u be aware of these things.

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION
aDD: . 585 west beach street Watsonville, ca 95076 u.s
Website: http://www.graniteconstruction.com
Tel:(253)397-1526, (276)644-6958, (253)243-1382
fax: (831) 722-9657
APPOINTMENT OFFER LETTER WITH
AGREEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Ref No: BX/US/005846BZ. DATE: 20/08/2013
NAME: MR. AVINASH KUMAR
PASSPORT NO: K9141032
NATIONALITY:- INDIAN
With reference to your application and subsequent online questionnaire with Granite
Construction Inc, We are pleased to offer you employment in our Organization here in United
States. The employment is subjected to the following terms and conditions;
DESIGNATION: SITE ENGINEER [HVAC]
CONTRACT PERIOD: This contract will be valid for a period of two years from the date of
joining and is renewable after the completion of the first two years.
REMUNERATION AND PERQUISITIES:
Basic Salary; $5,000/Month
Transport; Transport will be provided for official usage.
Telephone; Telephone allowance will be given to you by the company.
Annual Leave: Annual leave of one calendar month for each
complete year of employment will be allowed to you. This may be
accumulated for two years and availed together. Leave encashment
may also be permitted at management discretion.
Joining Expenses; You and your family (Wife and Husband with two Children up to the age
of (eighteen) (18) will be entitled to economy class air ticket.
Visa Expenses; You shall responsible for the Visa expenses but will be reimbursed on
joining. (Please have receipts in place)
Leave passage; Return air passage airfare for economic class will be given to you and your
family i.e., Wife/Husband and two children under the age of eighteen (18) years.
Housing; Suitable housing facility will be provided by the company.
Medical; Medical coverage as per company rules and regulations shall be provided by the
company.
WORKING HOURS: You shall be required to work eight (8) hours in a day and (40) hours/week
TERMINATION: This contract can be terminated by either, *if you decide to leave this job
and the service of this company, you shall be required to give a notice of 30 working days or
30 working days salary in lieu of the notice therefore. In case of the termination of
employment by the employer on disciplinary ground, no notice period or compensation in lieu
of the notice period is required to be given.
RESTRAINT OF EMPLOYMENT: You shall be restrained from taking employment from any of
our sister company's competitors in the states unless company’s prior permission is obtained.
JOINING PERIOD: You are required to join this job in 30 Working Days from the date of
acceptance.
COMPENSATION CLAUSE: In case you resign or otherwise wish to leave the service of the
company before completing one full year of service under any circumstances, you shall
compensate the company for: Joining expenses incurred by the company on you and
three months salary (Three months salary that will be paid to you upfront after successful
completion of six months here in our organization).
With this contract, any past contract signed by you with us, with any of our Sister companies or
with any of our representatives are to be treated as null and void. You shall not have any
objection to work, even if you are transferred to any of our branches.
If you are interested and wish to accept this offer of employment, please sign the duplicate copy
of this letter and return it to the management as soon as possible. In the event we have not heard
from you on time, this offer will be automatically terminated
Applicant Sign
Mr. James Brown,
Human Resources
Granite Construction Inc.
Watsonville, CA 95076 U.S
NOTE: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE INFORMATION BELOW
HOME ADDRESS:
MOBILE NUMBER:
ACCEPTANCE DATE:
SIGNATURE:

REPLY

Ketan Sanjay Dawoo

In Reply to avinashkumar 3 years ago

hey hi avinash, this is ketan. May be in couple of weeks I will also receive this mail as I also have applied to it. Did you send all your documents including with your passport to them via mail?

saurav jaiswal

4 years ago

i have received fake job offer letter from MARRIOT WATERFRONT,BALTIMORE and everything is so systematic that they have asked me to appear for visa in mumbai embassy




i will show u the letter...
i wish it was for real..........:P


MARRIOTT WATERFRONT HOTEL
aDD: 700 aliCEANNA ST, BALTIMORE, MD 21202, UNITED STATES.
Website: http://www.MARRIOTT.COM
Tel:(253)397-1526, (276)644-6958, (253)243-1382
fax: (410) 385-3000
APPOINTMENT OFFER LETTER WITH
AGREEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Ref No: BX/US/005763BZ. DATE: 13/05/2013
NAME: MR. SAURAV JAISWAL
PASSPORT NO: H4842079
NATIONALITY:- INDIAN
With reference to your application and subsequent online questionnaire with Marriott
Waterfront Hotel, We are pleased to offer you employment in our Organization here in United
States. The employment is subjected to the following terms and conditions;
DESIGNATION: HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR
CONTRACT PERIOD: This contract will be valid for a period of Two years from the date
of joining and is renewable after the completion of the first 2years.
REMUNERATION AND PERQUISITIES:
Basic Salary; $5,200/Month
Transport; Transport will be provided for official usage.
Telephone; Telephone allowance will be given to you by the company.
Annual Leave: Annual leave of one calendar month for each
complete year of employment will be allowed to you. This may be
accumulated for two years and availed together. Leave encashment
may also be permitted at management discretion.

Daniel Jose

4 years ago

I have got job offer from this hotel after all i realize the fake identity. i found about this vacancies from click.in job portal site. and now i realize that almost all the ads appears in this portals are fake.. don't follow this site.

mohan

6 years ago

I have been receiving this scam comunication often and one of this is as below. It looks like UK supporting this kind of operations. Even after infoorming the Banks Ombudsman it kept coming. That means they also involved in it

Alliance & Leicester Bank Plc UK
Customer Service Centre
Carlton Park, Narborough
Leicester, LE19 0AL
Phone: +447010044231
Fax: +447010044555

ONWARD TRANSFER- £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds)

Dear: Mr. K M Mohan
Qualification Numbers (L-222-6747)

In regards of the InterCago Courier delivery charges and payment details, find bellow this mail the mode of payment in your location. You are to go ahead and remit the required payment of £185.00 GBP = 13,522.76 INR to the account officer of the InterCago Courier Company in your location using the bellow account details.

ACCOUNT NAME: SUBHASH TRIPATHI
ACCOUNT NUMBAR: 04801530001945
BANK NAME: HDFC BANK
BANK BRANCH: SARITA VIHAR NEW DELHI
AMOUNT TO BE PAID: 13,522.76 INR

YOU ARE TO REMIT THIS PAYMENT IMMEDITLY TO THE ABOVE ACCOUNT DETAILS AND GET BACK TO ME WITH THE SANNED COPY OF THE PAYMENT SLIP IMMEDIATELY PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.

Delivery will commence as soon as payment has been confirmed by the account officer of the Courier Company, and your Master Card will get to your location 24 hours after departure.

Your prompt reply to this mail is highly needed to avoid delay in concluding this transaction.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Stephen A Webster,
Director Card Department
Customers Care Department
Alliance Leicester Bank (U.K) ®


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:48:27 +0000
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: DELIVERY OF YOUR CARD QLFN NO. L-222-6747
From: [email protected]


Dear Mr Stephen A Webster,

This is to confirm that the delivery details mentioned in your mail is correct.

Warm Regards,
K M Mohan.


On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:17:00 +0530 wrote
>
Alliance & Leicester Bank Plc UK
>Customer Service Centre
>Carlton Park, Narborough
>Leicester, LE19 0AL
>Phone: +447010044231
>Fax: +447010044555
>
>ONWARD TRANSFER- £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds)
>
>Dear: Mr. K M Mohan
>
Qualification Numbers (L-222-6747)
>
>In receipt of your mail stating that you won’t be able to come over to UK to claim your Master Card and legal documents backing it due to personal reasons, and requested for your Master Card be sent to you via courier service.
>
>Be informed that if your Master Card is to be delivered to you via courier, its not going to be sent through a regular courier company or service, we will need more then normal courier activities to carry out this delivery because of the value of the Card. I made arrangement with the InterCago Courier Company (I.C.C.) because it’s non for punctuality and of high quality service infect the InterCago Courier are our best choice to carry out this delivery.
>
>We have concluded delivery arrangement with The InterCago Courier Company, to be fully insured by Nicon Insurance Corporation (N.I.C). In view of this development, you are to have your MASTER CARD delivered to you through Intercago Courier Company, the commitment you have in this transaction now is to have the courier fee paid and that would only cost you as bellow.
>
>InterCagoCourier (48Hours Special Delivery Service)
>
>





Mailing
>

£145.00

00.00


Insurance

£30.00

00.00


Vat (5%)

£10.00

00.00


TOTAL

£185.00

00.00


Universal Currency Converter™ Results At 02.08.2010
>United Kingdom Pounds India Rupees
>£1 GBP=71.8977 INR
>£185.00 GBP = 13,522.76 INR

>Paymentdetails will beforwardedto you as soon as we get it from the Courier Companyand Kindly reconfirm your delivery details that we sent to the courier company to avoid mistakes.
>
>Receivers name: Mr. K M Mohan
Phone number: +919901931860
>Delivery address: #44, 6th cross, Lavelle Road,Bangalore 560 001,Karnataka, INDIA.
>
>Your prompt reply to this mail is highly needed to avoid delay in concluding this transaction.
>
>Yours faithfully,
>Mr. Stephen A Webster,
>Director Card Department
>Customers Care Department
>Alliance Leicester Bank (U.K) ®
>



Gitanjali Gems: Is the sheen fading from its glitter?

Despite its rapid expansion and big-ticket deals, Gitanjali Gems’ financials and stock movement is nothing to write home about

Gitanjali Gems Limited, a manufacturer and retailer of diamonds & jewellery, has been trying to expand its business horizon, with a number of overseas acquisitions and strategic moves over the past few years.

From the established retail & lifestyle sectors and to investment in real estate, the company has its fingers in a number of business pies. Despite all these overseas expansionary moves, its profits from its core business seem shaky.

A closer look at the financials of the company does not reveal a glittering picture. Gitanjali's operating margin has remained between 6%-8% quarter after quarter; this does not warrant the ambitious expansion and diversification plans frequently announced by the company.

For instance, for the September 2010 quarter, with net sales at Rs1,358.08 crore and operational profit of Rs79.05 crore, the operating margin stood at 6%.

While profits remain under pressure, the company continues to 'expand' overseas.

On 2 February 2011, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it was "aiming to acquire (the) assets (of) M/s DIT Group SpA., an Italy-based jewellery company. However, in the same release, Gitanjali confirmed that DIT "is under liquidation process with the Civil Court of Alessandria (Italy)."

The Indian company also claimed that Gitanjali "has fulfilled the conditions prescribed by the (Italian) Court and now the matter is up for completion of final formalities."

On 28 December 2010, Gitanjali Gems Ltd informed the BSE that it had "acquired 90% stake in 'Giantti Italia S.R.L.', a company based in Milan, Italy." It confirmed that it had acquired the "said stake from its Dubai based wholly-owned subsidiary 'Gitanjali Ventures DMCC'. By virtue to this acquisition 'Giantti Italia S.R.L.' has become a direct subsidiary of the Company."

This acquisition was ostensibly aimed at "growth of the branded jewellery business and (to) gain the designing and branding concepts expertise from Italy."

In a recent interview with a business daily, Mehul Choksi, chairman and managing director, Gitanjali, said that his company was "planning an investment of about $100 million-$150 million in its e-retailing venture, which it was hoping to launch by the end of FY11."

In yet another interview with a business news channel last month, Mr Choksi had said that the company was "targeting" to bring down its debt by "more than Rs500 crore in the next year (2012)."

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs395 on 12 November 2010. But from then onwards, the scrip has steadily dropped. Today, the scrip was trading at Rs199.95 on the BSE.

In 2006, Gitanjali had announced that it had acquired a majority ownership interest in Samuels Jewelers Inc, in Austin, Texas.

But despite its rapid expansion and big-ticket deals, the financials and the stock movement are nothing to write home about.

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