Allowances Teachers And Civil Servants Will Lose. If their workstations are evaluated, government personnel and teachers who presently receive higher hardship allowances for working in designated hardship areas may lose such benefits beginning in 2024.
Moses Kuria, the Public Service Cabinet Secretary, said before the Senate that his Ministry is examining a list of regions designated as hardship with the intention of eliminating others.
Kuria clarified that the changes in certain of the identified areas—which are now free of hardships—were reported to the Ministry.
According to the CS, the first evaluation will be available to the public in January 2024.
Kuria further stated that the goal of this action is to guarantee that all public employees have a comfortable workplace and are able to fully utilize their productivity.
Kuria pledged that his ministry is working on a strategy that would specify precisely what standards will be used to categorize our nation’s hard-hit areas.
Allowances Teachers And Civil Servants Will Lose
When the CS appeared on the Senate floor this morning, he recounted his pledge to complete the task within the next three months.
Kuria claims that a cabinet directive will resolve the imbalance in the country, since some places that were formerly designated as hardship areas have developed and others require gazetting.
Kuria went on to say that certain areas that are not on the list will be gazetted.
The degazettement may have an impact on the following sectors: security, which includes the deployment of police personnel, and education, which involves the deployment of teachers.
Teachers in the following counties receive hardship allowances as a result of TSC gazetted hardships: Garissa, Isiolo, Kwale, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Turkana, Wajir, and West Pokot.
Some portions of the Baringo North, Tiaty East, Tiaty West, and Marigat sub-counties in Baringo, the Suba and Mbita sub-counties in Homa Bay, Mashuuru, Loitoktok, and the Kajiado West sub-counties in Kajiado, as well as the Magarini and Ganze sub-counties in Kilifi, are among the other areas.
The others are Mumoni, Mutito North, and Tseikuru Sub-Counties in Kitui and Narok South and Narok North sub-counties in Narok which are also categorised as hardship areas.
The hardship allowance that teachers and other government employees stationed in the aforementioned areas get ranges from Ksh6,600 to Ksh38,100.
However, the job description will determine this.