10 TSC ALLOWANCES FOR TEACHERS, A COMPLETE LIST: TYPE OF TSC ALLOWANCE, PAYMENT TERMS, AND CONDITIONS, HOW TO APPLY & TERMINATION
BELOW IS A DETAILED GUIDE TO ALL TSC ALLOWANCES: NUMBER OF TSC ALLOWANCES, TYPE OF TSC ALLOWANCE, HOW TO APPLY & WHEN THE ALLOWANCES CAN BE GRANTED-CONDITIONS
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC provides a total of 10 allowances for its employees (teachers).
This article provides a complete list of all TSC Allowances, how to apply for them and when they can be paid to teachers (specified conditions)
Note: The remunerative and reimbursable allowances are not pensionable save for responsibility allowance if earned up to and including the last date of retirement
- TSC, Rental House allowance
This type of TSC Allowance applies to all teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission under permanent and pensionable terms.
The rate however differs depending on the teacher’s current grade (job group). Teachers who have served the Commission for a relatively long time are entitled to a better house allowance compared to those who have just been absorbed by the Commission.
In case a teacher is on interdiction and is receiving half of the salary, the TSC will continue paying the full house allowance until the case is determined.
KUPPET wants house allowance to be harmonized in the next CBA beginning in 2022.
- TSC, Commuter Allowance
This allowance is payable to all TSC teachers. The rate of payment differs based on the teacher’s current grade (job group) and location.
A teacher who has been interdicted and is consequently on half salary is not entitled to a commuter allowance.
- TSC, Responsibility Allowance
This allowance is paid to teachers with extra responsibilities that are heads of institutions, deputy heads, and senior teachers in Job Group K and below.
Responsibility allowance shall be pensionable only if a teacher receives the allowance on the day immediately before retirement.
TSC responsibility allowance will only be halted if a teacher stops performing administrative duties.
How to claim your TSC Responsibility allowance
Any teacher entitled to the responsibility allowance can claim by following the guidelines stipulated in Form J.
- TSC, Special School Allowance
This allowance is subject to review by the Commission from time to time. It can be claimed by teachers with skills in special needs education and who are assigned to a special school or special unit.
How to apply for TSC Special Allowance
Teachers wishing to claim for TSC Special allowance should do so in writing through the school head.
This special allowance can only be stopped by the Commission if the teacher stops offering the special services.
- TSC, Reader’s, facilitation or aid allowance
This allowance is paid to teachers with special needs such as the blind, deaf, dumb, or physically disabled.
This allowance is certified by the National Council of Persons With Disabilities, indicating the extent of the disability or any other written law.
- TSC, Transfer allowance
The commission pays transfer allowance if it is responsible for the transfer of a teacher from one sub-County to the other.
However, if a teacher initiates the transfer, then the Commission shall not pay the allowance.
- TSC, Travelling Expense Allowance
The Commission also reimburses traveling expenses based on Government rates including that of a spouse and four unmarried children who are dependent on the teacher and below the age of 22 if:
-The teacher has been posted to County other than his or her home county on the first appointment.
-A teacher is posted to a place designated and gazette as arid and semi-arid lands so long as the teacher does not hail from that particular area. The teacher is entitled to this allowance three times every financial year.
– the TSC initiates the termination of the teacher’s appointment and if the school and his home area are not within the same county.
-A teacher is not guilty at the end of a disciplinary process.
-A teacher who was working away from his or her home county retires.
-A teacher travels to act as a witness on the Commission’s behalf. This is however an optional allowance, it depends on the TSC’s discretion.
- TSC, Annual Leave Allowance
This is paid to all teachers once a year depending on the teacher’s grade (job group).
- TSC, Hardship Allowance
This is paid to teachers offering their services in schools designated and gazette as TSC hardship areas.
- TSC, Special Duty Allowance
This allowance is paid to teachers who, in the absence of qualified teachers, have been appointed by the Commission to perform administrative duties that do not commensurate to the teacher’s grades and who are stationed in arid and semi-arid areas.
- TSC, Subsistence Allowance
This is paid to a teacher who attends a course, seminar, workshop, or any assignment outside the country.
The rates are usually determined based on government rates that are:
-A quarter per diem if a teacher’s course is fully sponsored
-Full per diem where a teacher’s course is not fully sponsored.
How to Apply for a TSC Subsistence Allowance
Application for TSC Subsistence allowance should be made as set out in Form L under the twenty-sixth schedule. It should be accompanied by relevant documents authorizing and approving the course.