TSC: How to change your Salary pay-point, for TSC-employed Teachers, TSC Paypoint Particulars Form
After emerging the best in a TSC Interview, any newly recruited teacher is expected to fill a TSC Paypoint Particulars Form which is sent to the Commission after endorsement by the teachers’ immediate supervisor- school head.
This explains why a potential TSC employee is expected to bring along his or her bank plate- ATM card during Interviews.
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) later uses the information given to release the teachers’ salary through the preferred/ selected bank or Sacco.
For a TSC-employed teacher to receive their monthly salary he/she must have a bank/ Sacco account. The Commission gets these details once you fill the TSC Bank Form.
TSC Bank Form/ Paypoint Particulars Form
When a teacher is employed by the Teachers Service Commission for the first time, One of the forms he/she must fill is the The TSC Bank Form.
The Form is then sent alongside other documents to the TSC Headquarters for further action.
Due to the various dynamics surrounding the payment of teachers’ salaries, a teacher may wish to change their pay-point.
These dynamics encompass delayed payment of salaries by some banks, bank charges etc.
HOW TO CHANGE TSC SALARY PAY-POINT FOR TEACHERS
A teacher may change his /her pay-point as often as he/she wants.
For one to do so i.e diverting salaries to new bank / sacco , you must :
1. Download the TSC Bank Form and print.
2. Fill in the pay-point form correctly and have it certified by your Principal/ Head Teacher.
Note: Forms for the principal or head are usually signed by the TSC County or Sub County Director
3. Photocopy your new bank/Sacco account plate (ATM Card) both sides.
This is the new account where you want your salary to be channeled to.
Make sure the copy is clear and must also be certified by your Principal/ Head Teacher.
4. Attach your certified bank plate copy and National ID Copy to the completed TSC Bank Form.
5. Finally, send the documents to TSC Headquarters (enclosed in one envelope and addressed to the Secretary TSC, P.O Private Bag, Nairobi).
You should take note; do not close your current account until salary starts to flow in through the new account. This will lead to bouncing back of your pay.
Several teachers who immediately close their old accounts have gone for several months without pay.
What happens if a teacher closes their pay-point, old account, before TSC effects the new Paypoint Particulars?
If the TSC payroll is closed and you have closed your old account and your application for Pay-point change has not been effected, your local bank or Sacco returns the salary back to TSC.
This process is rigorous and iI’nvolves a number of bureaucracies.
First, the floating salaries are reversed back to the Bank/ Sacco head office.
After rigorous scrutiny, the bank/ Sacco then returns the salary to TSC Head Quarters.
This is done via written cheques that take long to be processed.
Its advisable for one to be patient after changing the pay-point in order to avoid the aforementioned heartache.
You should wait for about 3-4 months and if the salary is being sent to your bank account without any hitch, then consider closing the old account.