The new pay hike beyond the 7th Pay Commission will come into effect from April. It will be implemented from April 1 2018.
On the other hand 10 trade unions have begun a three day protest seeking the government's attention to look into their grievances. The Central Government employees have been demanding a pay raise from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.
New pay hike in April
The new pay hike will be in force from April 1 2018, latest reports suggest. Earlier it was being said that the hike in basic minimum pay would come into force from January 2018. However this has been postponed and now it will be effective from April 1 2018.
Date for NAC meet fixed
The meeting of the National Anomaly Committee which was to be held in October was indefinitely postponed. The new date for the NAC meet has been fixed for December 15.
What after NAC meet
Following the NAC meet, the matter would be placed before the Department of Expenditure. Once the files are cleared it would go up before the Cabinet. The Cabinet will approve both what the NAC and DoE suggests and implement the same by April 2018.
Protest against 7th Pay Commission
Unhappy with the 7th Pay Commission, the trade unions have begun their protest. The unions decided to launch the protest against the government after no heed was given to their 12 point charter of demands.