The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will release the new pay structure for teachers from job group B5 to D5 after getting the same from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The new salary structure will indicate the salaries and allowances teachers are entitled in each job group.
Teachers will enjoy an enhanced perk in their July salaries after a directive by President William Ruto.
The National Treasury already released a total of sh. 9.1 billion to TSC that will be used to implement the July payrise plan for over 350,000 teachers and secretariat staff on pnp payroll.
Announcing the salary increment of between 7% to 10% for teachers and civil servants, President William Ruto said this is to cushion public servants from the harsh economic times.
“I know there is a proposal by SRC for the increase of salaries of different cadres of both civil servants and other public servants. So our teachers, policemen, military space, and those working in government, we have agreed that from tomorrow your salaries will be adjusted between 7 and 10 percent,” Ruto said during the launch of the new e-citizen platform at KICC.
Ruto had also hinted at closing the salary gap between the highest and lowest paid public servants.
Currently the lowest paid teachers in B5 earn a maximum of sh. 27,195 basic salary while those in job group D5 get 157,656 illustrating the huge disparity especially between classroom teachers and school administrators.
Teachers are waiting with bated breath for their July salaries to see the new changes brought by the salary increment.
The salaries will also be without the 1.5% housing fund deduction that was enshrined in the 2023 Finance Act.
This is after the Court of Appeal last week, declined to lift an order suspending the law. The Treasury had moved to the Court of Appeal in its quest to implement the contentious Finance Act.
The bench of three judges said it will rule on the application by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u, who argued that the suspension of the Act was affecting government operations, on July 28.
Prof Ndung’u moved to the appellate through Attorney-General Justin Muturi arguing that the government stood to lose approximately Sh211 billion in the current financial year, which would make it difficult for the Kenya Kwanza administration to implement the 2023/24 budget as planned.
He further said some of the governments projects have had to be suspended.
“The Government of Kenya has to borrow to bridge the gap in order to operate. As there are no saving provisions in the Finance Act, 2023, the repealed provisions of the Finance Act 2022 has the effect of affecting revenue collection leading to service disruptions for already budgeted revenue,” Prof Ndung’u said in an affidavit.
High Court Judge Mugure Thande stopped the Treasury from implementing the Act on June 30, after ruling that Kenyans might be subjected to unlawful taxes, in case the petitions challenging the Act are successful.
Below is the current pay structure for teachers which was released by TSC after signing of the non-monetary CBA 2021 – 2017 with teachers unions.
DISABILITY GUIDE ALLOWANCE
|Grade||Disability Guide Allowance|
|Grade||Annual Leave Allowance|
|Grade||Hse1 Nairobi||Hse2 -Major Municipalities- Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii and Kitale||Hse3 -Other former Minor Municipalities||Hse4 – alI other areas|