TSC Reveals New Allowances For All Teachers 2023/24
TSC Reveals New Allowances For All Teachers 2023/24.Teachers who work in locations prone to insecurity, high hazards, and extreme weather conditions get a monthly hardship allowance from TSC. Numerous locations have been labeled as difficult by the commission.
The Teachers Service Commission,TSC, periodically adjusts the rates of the benefits given to teachers. Following a TSC promotion, the allowances are modified in accordance with the most current Job Group (Grade).
TSC provides various types of allowances to all teachers. Teachers receive these stipends in addition to their monthly pay.
The TSC pays allowances based on a variety of parameters, including the workstation, job grade, responsibilities, and other things including the types of students served. View the table at the bottom of this post that details all the TSC allowances by job group.
The majority of allowances are paid monthly, however some are not. The many categories of allowances that TSC pays are described below.
There are two varieties of remunerative allowances;
- Those who were compensated at application
Automatic allowances consist of:
- Medical (No longer paid to teachers; withheld and paid straight to Minet insurance, and another is provided to the NHIF)
- Leave allowance
All teachers receive a monthly housing allowance. It is compensated based on the workstation and the job grade. greater job group teachers receive a greater housing allowance than teachers in lower cadres.
Additionally, the SRC has divided the locations of teacher workstations into four areas.
Nairobi, Former Major Municipalities (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Malindi, and Kitale),
Other former Municipalities; Ruiru, Kikuyu, Kitui, Machakos, Mlolongo, Athi River, Vihiga, Wote, Mumias, Bomet, Limuru, Kericho, Kimilili, Kakamega, Kapsabet, Kiambu, Bungoma, Webuye, Busia, Runyenjes, Migori, Embu, Homa Bay, Lodwar, Meru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Maua, Voi, Siaya, Chuka and Kerugoya/ Kutus.
Teachers who work in Nairobi are paid the most in home allowance, while those who work in reserves (other locations) are paid the least.
Teachers who labor in locations with a high risk of instability, risky situations, or harsh weather receive a monthly hardship allowance from TSC. The commission has classified a number of places as difficult.
The amount of the allowance is determined by the teacher’s grade. Higher job grades pay more than equivalent positions in lower cadres.
Commuter allowance is paid to all teachers on a monthly basis. This allowance’s payment is exclusively based on the teacher’s job group.
A yearly benefit provided together with the January salary of the previous year is the leave allowance. It is awarded in accordance with a teacher’s grade; those with higher job grades are compensated more.
Among the allowances included on the application are:
Head teachers, deputy head teachers, and senior teachers who fall under Job Group K and below are compensated for this.
Special duty allowance
This is payable to teachers who fall under job group M and who the commission appoints to administrative positions located in arid and semi-arid regions.
This is given to a visually impaired teacher who has hired a reader with at least a KCSE D+/KCE Division III certificate. The commission periodically sets the fixed rate at which the allowance is paid.
The reader’s allowance, also known as facilitation or aid allowance, is granted to blind teachers and people with disabilities who are wheelchair-bound at a rate of Sh15,000 per month.
Deaf educators who hire interpreters while on study leave are responsible for paying this. Teachers with a focus on special needs education who have been assigned to work in special schools or units are given this allowance.
If the Commission initiated the transfer, it will be paid to the teachers who were moved from one workstation to another. It equates to a teacher’s monthly base salary.
The commission reimburses teachers for the following costs:
The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;
- Where the interdiction of a teacher has been lifted.
- When en route to a job interview
- Going to a station on one’s first posting outside of their district of residence
- When retiring, traveling from a duty post outside of one’s home district
Traveling to and from their homes during breaks from school for teachers who work in difficult places. The home District of the teacher must be outside the region of difficulty. Teachers should apply on the designated forms with the required documentation attached.
Quota per diem
On official business, teachers are given a daily living stipend. It must be submitted at least 14 days before departure.