SRC Scraps More Civil Servants’ Allowances. State and public official allowances have been examined by the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC).
In the commission’s most recent assessment, the following were removed:
~Sitting Allowances for Institutional Internal Committees
~Taskforce Allowances for Institutional Internal Committees.
~Payment of allowances in addition to the base income, according to the commission, amounts to double remuneration.
The commission also evaluated the Daily Subsistence Allowance, where reimbursements for local travel have been harmonized for different levels of government employees.
“The DSA for Foreign Travel remains unchanged, save for the correction of a few countries,” SRC said in a news release on Wednesday, August 9.
The reviews are part of phase two of a process to streamline allowances for state and public officers, as the commission strives for openness, accountability, equity, and fairness in remuneration, as well as to maintain the wage bill’s affordability and fiscal sustainability.
Plenary Sitting Allowances, Ministerial Allowance, and Taxable Car Allowance were all eliminated during phase one of the review process.
SRC Scraps More Civil Servants’ Allowances
Teachers received the lion’s share of the Ksh. 21.7 billion allocated to SRC by the National Treasury for FY 2023/24, according to the latest SRC assessment.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) received 44.2% of the budget, the security sector received 20.9%, and county governments received 18.8%.
Another 8.5% of the pay outlay was allotted to civil service, 4.3% to state officials, and 3.4% to other public officers.
The SRC study will also result in a wage increase of 7-10% for state officers, which will be retroactive to July 1.
On the other hand, neither President William Ruto nor Rigathi Gachagua will receive pay raises.
This follows the president’s declaration that federal officials earning more beyond a certain threshold will not see their salary increase.
The committee complied with the President’s request to maintain Ruto and Rigathi’s salaries, according to SRC chair Lyn Mengich.