New Delhi, November 11: The pay hike for central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission would come into effect from next year April, the Sen Times reported.

The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) would submit its report on pay commission hike by the end of this year. As soon as there is a consent between NAC officials, the report would be sent to the cabinet for approval.

Once the cabinet clears the nod, the hike is expected to be implemented from April 1, 2018. Earlier this year, several media reports suggest that the new pay hike will be implemented by January next year.

On Thursday, around 10 central trade unions have called a three-day protest in front of the Parliament against the delay in minimum pay hike under the 7th Pay Commission.

Since last one year, the central government employees have been demanding a hike in minimum pay to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18,000, originally recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

The unions also decided to launch their protest against the government over giving no heed to their 12-point charter of demands on minimum wage, social security, and others.

The trade unions that have called for the protests include: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AICCTU), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC).

A number of media reports suggest that the NAC may suggest hiking minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and the Fitment factor is likely to be raised to 3.00 times from the existing 2.57 times.

The fitment factor is the pay fixation parameter that is used to take the total of the basic pay and the pay grade and multiplied at a decided rate to arrive at the revised pay scale.

The central government employees also demanded rise in fitment factor to 3.68 times for all employees.