SRC Announces 7-10% Salary Increment for All Civil Servants
SRC Announces 7-10% Salary Increment for All Civil Servants. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has announced a 7–10% pay raise for civil servants, backdated to July 1. The salary increment will also be effected to teachers who seems to earn the big share from the increment.
The hike will cost taxpayers Ksh21.7 billion more for the fiscal year 2023–2024, with Ksh9.5 billion going to teachers.
Including the current notch increase, which generally rises by 3% annually, SCR predicts that the average hike over a two-year period will be 7 to 10%.
“Where the salary structures are frozen, the notch increase will continue as budgeted up to the maximum salary point,” SRC stated.
Of the Ksh21.7 billion, Ksh126.9 million will go to executive state officers, and Ksh78.9 million will go to parliamentary state officers.
Judges working for the state will receive Ksh308.2 million, county state workers Ksh408.9 million, and general government employees Ksh1.8 billion.
Uniformed and ordered forces will receive Ksh4.5 billion, and county governments will receive Ksh4.1 billion. 745.6 million Kenyan Shillings will go to other government workers.
The number of employees has increased, which is a significant contributing cause to the rise in the total cost of the pay bill. As a developing nation, the government will continue to hire in vital industries like education, healthcare, and security in order to achieve the proper ratios for effective service delivery. SRC claims that the delivery of essential services is not necessarily correlated with an increase in personnel numbers.
Kenya continues to have low labor productivity when compared to other countries. According to the International Labour Organization’s 2021 labor productivity statistics, Kenya is ranked number 151 out of 185 countries worldwide and number 22 out of 46 African countries.
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