TSC Salary Increment 2022 New Twist; Money Allocation To The Commision Is Meant For Teachers Annual Salary Increments And Other Programs
TSC: New Puzzle,Money Allocation To The Commision Is Meant For Teachers Annual Salary Increments And Other Programs
Latest TSC News Today show that Teachers had been disillusioned following the declaration of a salary prise freeze for all Kenyan civil servants for a minimum period of five years. A fresh twist however saw the wiping out of teachers’ tears after parliament quashed efforts by SRC to freeze pay rise citing harsh economic times ushered in by the covid-19 pandemic laden era.
Consequently, the Kenyan government rendered good news to Teachers service commission after allocation an extra Sh15 billion meant for payrise and recruitment of new teachers.
Reports published by the Daily Nation claim that TSC will receive Sh15 billion 2022/23 financial year meant for salary increment and hiring new teachers.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), which announced a two-year freeze on civil servants’ pay rise in July, has now explained that, the extra money factored in the ministries’ budgets is for the annual salary increments.
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani is said to have allocated an extra Sh14.9 billion to the TSC
Therefore it means that the TSC budget has risen to Sh296.6 billion from Sh281.7 billion this year.
All the teachers and civil servants are among the biggest winners in President Kenyatta’s last budget of Sh3.31 trillion as he leaves office next year.
(TSC) received an extra money for the 2022/23 financial year as sources say that the additional money is for a pay rise and hiring of new teachers.
All the civil servants will also get a salary increment as the National Treasury has allocated an extra Sh70.8 billion to ministries for recurrent expenditure, including the annual pay rise.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has allocated an additional Sh14.9 billion to the TSC, whose budget has risen to Sh296.6 billion from Sh281.7 billion this year.
A member of the National Assembly Education Committee told the Nation that the additional funding “is to appease teachers who are unhappy and that the government would want to do something about it on an election year.”
In this year, the commission says that it experienced hard economic times, offered unions a non-monetary 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which teachers have protested.
Education sector has maintained its lead as the largest spender with an additional allocation of Sh21.97 billion for key programmes on implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
In this expenses, Sh8 billion for building new classrooms.
New draft for 2022 Budget Policy Statement (BPS) states that, the Education ministry’s allocation for the 2022/23 financial year is set to increase to Sh525.9 billion from Sh503.97 billion.
Ukur Yatani has allocated ministries Sh1.344 trillion for recurrent spending for the 2022/23 financial year, up from Sh1.273 trillion.
Other ministries are also set to receive additional funds for development spending as the BPS proposes to increase capital allocations to Sh730.59 billion, up from Sh668.37 billion.
This new budget is, however, subject to parliamentary approval.
The NS,National Security will get the lion’s share of the additional revenue allocation in the new financial year.
The treasury has raised national government spending by Sh133 billion from Sh1.942 trillion in the current financial year to Sh2.075 trillion in the next.
Extra fund of Sh40.89 billion — is earmarked for the Ministry of Defence and the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
Higher allocation to the two is on the back of next year’s General Election and the unfolding security crisis in the region.
Defence budget has increased to Sh157.56 billion, up from Sh119.75 billion this year even as the President continues to place key government entities under the military, including the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC).
NIS budget is set to increase to Sh45.52 billion, up from Sh42.45 billion.
Also another big winner is infrastructure, energy and ICT docket that will get an additional Sh32.5 billion.
The budget for this sector has risen from Sh335.8 billion to Sh368.3 billion, with the State Department of Infrastructure securing an allocation of Sh211.4 billion up from Sh195.2 billion.
The Transport sector will receive Sh10.79 billion, up from Sh10.77 billion, while energy will get Sh85.14 billion from Sh73.88 billion.
The Kenyan President Kenyatta’s Big Four projects have been allocated additional funds, meaning the President wants his legacy development projects continued by the next administration.
This allocation for affordable housing has increased from Sh15.28 billion to Sh20.04 billion in the new budget towards construction of over 40,000 low-cost housing units.
Our Health ministry also has been allocated an additional Sh5.26 billion for implementation of numerous programmes under the Universal Health Coverage. The budget has increased to Sh126.35 billion, up from Sh121.09 billion.