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TSC Releases New Allowances For Teachers 2023-2024

TSC Releases New Allowances For Teachers 2023-202.

KEY POINTS

Leave allowance is a yearly allowance paid together with the January Salary of the preceding year. It is given as per a teacher’s grade; with those in higher job grades earning more.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

TSC pays monthly hardship allowance to teachers working in areas prone to insecurity, high risks, and harsh climatic conditions. The commission has designated various areas as hardship.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, updates the rates of allowances paid to teachers from time to time. After a TSC promotion, the allowances are adjusted accordingly as per the recent Job Group (Grade).

All teachers receive different types of allowances from TSC. These allowances are paid to teachers alongside their monthly salaries.

Allowances paid by TSC depend on such factors as the workstation, job grade of individual teachers, responsibilities, and others like the type of learners handled. See the table showing all the TSC allowances per job group at the bottom of this post

Whereas most allowances are paid on a monthly basis, others are off. Below is a description of the various types of allowances paid by TSC.

There are two types of remunerative allowances;

Automatic

Those paid upon application

Automatic allowances include:

  1. House
  2. Medical (No longer paid to teachers; deducted and paid directly to Minet insurance and another is given to the NHIF)
  3. Commuter
  4. Hardship
  5. Leave allowance

House Allowance

House allowance is paid on a monthly basis to all teachers. It is paid on two criteria; Job grade and workstation.

Teachers in higher job groups earn a higher house allowance than those in lower cadres.

The Salaries and remuneration commission, SRC, has also clustered teachers’ workstations into four regions

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 working in Nairobi draw the largest amount of house allowance whereas those plying their trade in reserves (other areas) receive the lowest amounts.

Here is your complete guide to all the new teachers’ salary scales. Click on this link

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Hardship Allowance

TSC pays monthly hardship allowance to teachers working in areas prone to insecurity, high risks, and harsh climatic conditions. The commission has designated various areas as hardship.

The allowance is paid according to a teacher’s grade. Those in higher job grades earn more than their counterparts in lower cadres.

Commuter Allowance

Commuter allowance is paid to all teachers on a monthly basis. Payment of this allowance is solely dependent on the teacher’s job group.

Leave Allowance

Leave allowance is a yearly allowance paid together with the January Salary of the preceding year. It is given as per a teacher’s grade; with those in higher job grades earning more.

Allowances paid on the application include:

  1. Responsibility Allowance

Is paid to head teachers, deputy head teachers, and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.

  1. Special duty allowance

This is payable to teachers below job group M appointed to administrative posts by the commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid lands.

  1. Readers allowance

This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate determined from time to time by the commission.

Also called facilitation or aid allowance, the reader’s allowance is paid at a rate of Sh15,000 per month to blind teachers and those confined to wheelchairs by virtue of their disability.

  1. Interpreters Allowance

This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave. Special school allowance -This is paid to teachers specializing in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.

  1. Transfer Allowance

This is payable to teachers who have been transferred from one workstation to another, provided the transfer is initiated by the Commission. It is equivalent to a teacher’s basic pay for one month.

Reimbursable Expenses

The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers

  1. Traveling expenses:

The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;

Where a teacher’s interdiction has been revoked.

While traveling to attend an interview

Traveling to a station on first posting outside the home District

Traveling from duty station outside home District on retirement

Teachers working in hardship areas traveling to and from home during school holidays. The teacher’s home District must be outside the hardship area. Teachers should apply on prescribed forms attaching supporting documents.

  1. Quota per diem

This is a daily subsistence allowance paid to teachers on official assignments. The application must be made at least 14 days before traveling.

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