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. 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.