TSC Guarantees Processing of Pensions in Six Months
TSC Guarantees Processing of Pensions in Six Months. The latest declaration made by Ezekiel Machogu, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, will make it easier for retired teachers who were employed by TSC to get their pension payments. The waiting period will be cut down to fewer than six months as a result.
On August 9, 2023, CS Machogu addressed the Senate and said that his ministry had given the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) orders to deliver a teacher’s retirement dossier to the Pensions Department of the National Treasury as soon as possible for quick processing.
He explained that after this paperwork is submitted, the pension distribution process will be accelerated and completed in four to five months.
We have emphasized the criticality of sending the retirement file as soon as practical once a teacher retires in order to initiate the payout procedure. Making sure retiring educators get paid as soon as possible is our top priority. We expect to be able to finish the procedure in four to five months. He clarified.
Alexander Mundigi, a senator from Embu, raised concerns about the lengthy wait period pensioners had to endure before receiving their payments. The CS gave an explanation in response to these problems.
Senator Mundigi brought up the fact that retirees from other areas of the public employment receive their pension benefits three months after leaving their positions.
He recommended that the National Treasury and the Education Ministry collaborate more closely to guarantee that pension payments are made on schedule. He claimed it was unjust to anticipate delays in pension distribution of more than two years for persons who had continuously received monthly salaries. He was alluding to how long the delays had been.
Mr. Machogu told Senator Mundigi that the new approach devised by the current administration would end the protracted delays in paying out the contributions that teachers contribute to their pensions.
The CS strongly recommended that seniors who had been waiting more than a year for their retirement benefits get involved with the ministry. He said that any such delays should be reported to the ministry so that a workable solution could be found.
Despite the fact that the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) had consistently met the deadlines for submitting the required documentation, Nancy Macharia, the TSC’s chief executive officer, blamed the National Treasury in May for delays in pension payments to retiring teachers.
Although the payment processing for these submissions is routinely delayed, she claims that the commission just requires three months to prepare the necessary paperwork before submitting it to the Treasury.
Macharia stated that the commission provides teachers a year’s notice when they are about to retire so that they can gather the proper documentation for their retirement benefits before they actually depart.