SRC Eliminates A Number of Allowances for Public Servants
SRC Eliminates A Number of Allowances for Public Servants. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) may eliminate a number of allowances, which could result in wage decreases for public sector employees including doctors and lawyers. The non-practice payment, which is granted to professionals who chose public service over a higher-paying private practice, is one of the benefits up for change.
The Non-Practice Allowance: An Overview
The Non-Practice Allowance: Definition and Procedure The non-practice allowance was initially established in order to attract and retain highly skilled professionals in critical jobs in the public sector. According to the SRC, the earlier justification for these exemptions is no longer valid.
The commission concludes that the public sector has been able to fulfill the non-practice allowance’s stated purpose thanks to improved capacity and demand for professional capabilities.
An answer and a case-by-case examination
The SRC’s plan to stop making these payments is opposed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU). The panel recommended upholding the contracts, ensuring those individuals no practice time. The SRC plans to conduct case-by-case reviews in light of the constitutional and legal requirements in order to make recommendations for the applicability of this exception.
Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA)
If the non-practice allowance is a part of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the SRC suggests keeping it in place at least until the end of the current CBA. The commission also intends to gradually review CBA allowances to ensure that they continue to follow its future negotiating principles. This strategy ensures a seamless changeover while respecting equity and openness.
In order to ensure that the upcoming review is carried out in conformity with the Constitution and the SRC Act, the commission is requesting stakeholders and the general public to submit written memoranda expressing their views on the scheduled review. All comments and suggestions must be directed to the SRC Secretary.
The goal of the evaluation
The intended evaluation aims to standardize the management of the non-practice allowance. The SRC will reassess the need for this benefit in an effort to improve government accountability, transparency, equity, and justice.