TSC allowances per grade. TSC allowances per grade. Teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, receive different types of allowances.
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.
Allowances paid to teachers are classified as either remunerative or reimbursable.
Remunerative allowances are paid with salary while reimbursable allowances are refundable upon application.
allowances are refundable upon application.
There are two types of remunerative allowances;
- Those paid upon application
Automatic allowances include:
medical (No longer paid to teachers; deducted and paid directly to Minet insurance and another is given to the NHIF)
TSC allowances per grade
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;
- 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
- Other areas; includes all regions not mentioned above.
Teachers working in Nairobi draw the largest amount of house allowance whereas those plying their trade in reserves (other areas) receive the lowest amounts.
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. (see table below; bottom end of the article).
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 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:
This is paid to headteachers, deputy headteachers, and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.
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.
This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division.
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.
This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave. Special school allowance
This is paid to teachers specialized in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.
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.
The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers
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 area
- 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.
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.
Summary showing allowances teachers receive from TSC
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