TSC starts payment of December salaries

TSC starts payment of December salaries

TSC starts payment of December salaries

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has  began the payout of teachers’ salary  for December 2023.

This applies to instructors on permanent contracts, those on temporary contracts,  and interns, ensuring them that they will receive their December pay ahead of  Christmas. The Commission has started to pay teachers’ third-party obligations as part of its payment procedures.

Notably, this involves paying out money to companies like Knut, Kuppet, and  insurance providers.

On a monthly basis, the TSC deducts various amounts from teachers’ payslips, encompassing contributions to SACCOs through the check-off system. Deductions cover a spectrum, including insurance premiums, monthly hire purchase installments for owned properties, loans, Knut and Kuppet contributions, House Levy, NHIF, and NSSF. These deductions precede the release of salaries into teachers’ accounts.

The deduction process involves payments to third parties a few days prior to teachers receiving their salaries in both bank and SACCO accounts. Typically, teachers expect their December salaries on the 18th of that month. Earlier concerns about possible delays in December salary payments were raised when Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u stated that the government was facing financial challenges. He attributed the difficulties to severe droughts and subsequent el Nino rains, causing a shortfall in revenue collection.

Despite these challenges, recent developments indicate that TSC will ensure uninterrupted salary payments to teachers. Contrary to initial fears, the government managed to address a salary arrears issue affecting Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) employees, underscoring its commitment to meeting financial obligations.

TSC, however, faces pressure to address the situation of P1 teachers who were promoted and deployed to junior secondary schools, many of whom have not experienced salary changes since March.

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