TSC gets sh298B in budget, to effect annual salary increment in July

TSC gets sh298B in budget, to effect annual salary increment in July

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will pay its teachers who are on permanent and pensionable terms their annual salary increment in July 2022.

Teachers including those in lower grades will earn there usual annual salary increment uninterrupted, in July when Teachers Service Commission (TSC) gets funds for the purpose.

The lowest grade teachers, B5, also known as Primary Teacher II, will get at least sh. 900 in increment.

The Commission was allocated the lion’s share of Sh298.37 billion of the Sh3.33 trillion national budget.

The money includes Sh297.72 billion in recurrent expenditure and Sh656 million for development.

A total of Sh289.97 billion allocated to TSC will finance teacher resource management, Sh1.16 billion will be spent for governance and standards, and Sh7.24 billion for general administration, planning and support services.

According to Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 2021 – 2025 teachers in lowest job group, B5, will move gradually till they reach their maximum salary point of sh. 27,195.

The same applies to teachers in other job groups. For example currently a teacher in job group C1 also known as Primary Teacher I earns a basic salary of sh. 30,405.

This teacher has not attained the maximum salary point of sh. 33,994 which he will meet through annual salary increments determined by number of notches.

Annual salary increment used to be paid to teachers depending on the month they were absorbed into TSC payroll.

However after coming of the CPG and signing of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 2017 – 2021 this changed as teachers were automatically moved to new job groups same month of July.

TSC has indicated it will make salary changes for a number of teachers in July 2022.

Parliament already revoked two year salary freeze by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) that blocked TSC from effecting salary changes.

According to SRC all government institutions including parastatals were restricted from making any salary changes for a period of two years starting July 2021.

The suspension affected basic salary, allowances and benefits of all government workers.

However Parliament revoked three circulars from the SRC that limited negotiations and salary changes for workers in the public service.

BASIC SALARY OF TEACHERS AS CAPTURED IN LAST CBA 2021 – 2025

GradeBasic Pay
Minimum
Basic Pay
Maximum
No. of Notches
B521,75627,1956
C127,19533,9946
C234,95543,6946
C343,15453,9436
C452,30865,3857
C562,27277,8407
D177,84093,4087
D291,041109,2497
D3104,644125,5737
D4118,242141,8917
D5131,380157,6567

TSC has also said it will make salary changes for teachers in grades C4, C5, D1, D2, D3 and D4 in July.

The Commission CEO Dr Nancy Macharia said, the teachers will earn their payrise due to an error in CBA 2017 -2021.

The Commission says grades C4, C5, D1, D2, D3 and D4 have not yet attained the maximum salary points provided for in the salary banding.

TSC will extend the salary points for these grades starting 1st July 2020.

The Commission will pay the teachers their salary increment with arrears from the date they attained the maximum salary point to January 2022.

“The arrears will be processed by July 2022 when funds become available,” said the Commission.

Below is a summary of the extended salary points from Grade C4 to D4.

Salary pointC4Salary pointC5Salary pointD1Salary pointD2Salary pointD3Salary pointD4
152,308162,272177,840191,0411104,6441118,242
255,604264,631285,269293,8502107,8732121,890
356,347367,080387,900396,7453111,2013125,651
458,482469,622489,748499,7304114,6324129,528
560,698572,260590,6125102,8075118,1695133,524
662,998674,998691,0416105,9796121,8156137,644
765,385777,840793,4087109,2497125,5737141,891

According to the table above grade C4, C5, D1 and D4 the elongated salary scale points are from point three to seven.

While grades D2 and D3 the elongated salary scale points are from point two to seven. The arrears will be paid after July budget.

In the last CBA 2021-2025 no salary component was captured. Effort by teachers unions to revive talks to include salary component have also failed.

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