TSC Releases July Teachers Salaries With New Changes. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has begun paying teachers’ and secretariat employees’ salaries for the month of July.
The third party deductions, which include loans and insurance premiums, were published by TSC yesterday.
According to the July payroll report, teachers should receive their paychecks no later than this Saturday.
Primary school instructors hired and deployed to schools in May of this year have been paid, according to the most recent payroll.
TSC Releases July Teachers Salaries With New Changes
Details show that some instructors’ incomes have changed regarding allowances, while others have had their arrears paid.
Teachers are also to get a salary increment of 7% of their basic salaries in this July pay.
The National Treasury already released a total of sh. 9.1 billion to TSC to be used to implement the July payrise plan for over 350,000 teachers and secretariat staff on pnp payroll.
Announcing the salary increment of between 7% to 10% for teachers and civil servants, President William Ruto said this is to cushion public servants from the harsh economic times.
“I know there is a proposal by SRC for the increase of salaries of different cadres of both civil servants and other public servants. So our teachers, policemen, military space, and those working in government, we have agreed that from tomorrow your salaries will be adjusted between 7 and 10 percent,” Ruto said during the launch of the new e-citizen platform at KICC.
Though initially there were plans to deduct 1.5% of gross pay towards the housing fund this was halted by the court.
High Court judge Mugure Thande declined to set aside orders suspending the Finance Act 2023.
The judge ruled that the petitioners (Busia senator Okiya Omtatah and others) have proved that they have a case adding that if the orders were to be lifted the public stands to suffer.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has empanelled a three-judge bench to hear cases filed to challenge the Finance Act, 2023.
Justice Koome Tuesday, July 18 appointed High Court Judges David Majanja, Christine Meoli, and Lawrence Mugambi to hear the 12 cases filed against the tax law.
This comes as a lawyer Shadrack Sharu, filed a separate case challenging the Appropriation Act, of 2023.
Sharu questions Kenya’s debt, arguing that the amount indicated by the Kenya Kwanza could not be the real figure of the money owed to both internal and foreign creditors.
He has sued the Controller of Budget, the National Treasury, the Attorney General, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u and the National Assembly.
He contends that the government should have informed Kenyans of the amount they must bear and had the same paid this year.
Sharu claims that the government’s loans are unaccounted for and end up in the pockets of elected politicians.
“The petitioners challenge the constitutionality of Appropriation Act 2023 to the extent that it does not clearly state the country’s debt balance and appropriate funds for its settlement within the financial year,” claims Sharu.
Additionally, he mentioned Jimmy Wanjigi, a businessman, as a potential investor. He claims that the debt is approximately Sh9.7 trillion. This, according to him, accounts for around 70% of Kenya’s GDP.