TSC responds to its earlier circular on 3, 500 TSC employees, and teachers missing April 2020 Salary
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC has shed more light on its earlier communication on more than 3, 500tutors missing their April 2020 salary for failing to declare their wealth online in 2019 as per the given schedule and deadline.
The TSC through its SMS service assured teachers that it will not stop the salaries of employees who failed to declare their wealth online by January 2019.
Earlier on, the Commission through a circular dated April 14, 2020, had indicated that it will stop remitting employees’ salaries from March and April 2020 payrolls over non-compliance to the law which requires every civil servant in Kenya to declare their assets, income, and liabilities every two years.
“Please ignore posts circulating on social media purporting that TSC will stop salary for employees who did not comply with the requirements of Declaration of Income, Assets, and Liabilities. The Commission will communicate to the affected employees individually when normalcy resumes,” wrote TSC.
As a result of the circular, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers, KUPPET has lashed out at TSC’s threat to expunge over 3, 500 teachers and staff from its payroll for non-compliance.
“It will be insensitive on the Commission’s part to be punishing teachers during this covid-19 pandemic when other government departments are issuing temporary reprieves to both citizens and foreigners for non-compliance with certain protocols during the crisis. For instance, the Government has extended an indefinite extension of foreign nationals whose work permits have expired,” said KUPPET.
Teachers’ loan deductions
KUPPET also wrote to teachers’ employer, the TSC to adhere to government guidelines on offering waivers for teachers with loans.
KUPPET feels that this is a hard time for all Kenyans including teachers. Therefore, their loan deductions should be altered to fit the harsh economic times steered by the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya.