Good News to Teachers and Other Civil Servants as Payrise in July is Assured After Treasury Allocated Funds
Good News to Teachers and Other Civil Servants as Payrise in July is Assured After Treasury Allocated Funds. Suggestions from Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to raise salaries for teachers and government employees in July has been finally approved. They will now receive a sizable portion of the 2023–2023 budget, which will increase their compensation.
Documents supporting such information were submitted for discussion by the departmental committee on planning and finances. The chairman of the committee is Molo Mp Kuria Kimani.
According to the documents, the national treasury has given the wages commission a total of 17.7 billion shillings. The funds will be used to complete all outstanding employment evaluations.
On the type of pay raises that teachers and other public employees would receive, however, the national treasury and SRC are now in discussion. The monies will be transferred to the appropriate departments, ministries, and agencies after the discussions are completed and a clear framework is determined.
This will eliminate a two-year salary freeze for all teachers and government employees once it is put into effect. The increase occurs at a time when the government is hampered by a liquidity crisis.
As a result, it has caused civil personnel to receive delayed salaries. The country’s enormous debt payback procedure has been a problem, and the wage bill is increasing daily.
PS Treasury Chris Kiptoo acknowledged that the funds have been distributed. He declared that the 17.7 billion will be used to carry out the SRC job evaluation. The sum is a component of the 70 billion that the government has allocated for recurring expenses.
Additionally, 2.1 billion additional shillings have been set aside to assist in meeting the contractual commitments pertaining to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
In 2020, SRC decided to freeze compensation increases for all teachers and government employees. This was a result of the country’s recent COVID 19 Pandemic.