Full list of allowances paid to teachers by TSC; How to get the allowances.
Full list of allowances paid to teachers by TSC; How to get the allowances.

Teachers are in for a rude shock after the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, moved to recover over-payments in house and hardship allowances. The Commission via letters sent to affected teachers has indicated that teachers who were wrongly mapped and have been enjoying the increased allowances will be made to repay.

“This office (TSC head office) has learnt that your school was mapped under former municipality and marked for hardship allowance erroneously,” says the TSC boss Nancy Macharia.

Affected teachers will have the recoveries effected from their salaries through the check off system.

This comes even as the Commission continues to make recoveries from classroom teachers who were marked as administrators.

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TSC ALLOWANCES

The Commission pays monthly house allowance to every teacher in its employment at a rate determined by the Commission from time to time. The current rates were proposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, SRC; where teachers in major towns and municipalities earn higher perks than those in rural areas.

On the other hand, teachers assigned to teach in a school situated in a designated and gazzetted hardship area receive monthly hardship allowances. There are plans to degazette some of the hardship areas; which have since seen development and upgrade.

The allowances are paid as per the teachers’ job groups.

TABLE SHOWING ALLOWANCES PAID TO TEACHERS BY TSC.

S/NO GRADE

JOB

GROUP

COMMUTER LEAVE HARDSHIP HOUSE ALLOWANCE educationnewshub.co.ke LOCAL TRAVEL educationnewshub.co.ke
Nairobi Major municipalities* Other municipalities* others Cluster 1* Cluster

2*

Cluster 3*
1 B5 4,000 4,000 6,600 6,750 4,500 3,850 3,200 6,300 4,900 4,200
2 C1 4,000 4,000 8,200 10,000 7,500 5,800 4,200 6,300 4,900 4,200
3 C2 5,000 6,000 10,900 16,500 12,800 9,600 7,500 11,200 8,400 7,000
4 C3 6,000 6,000 12,300 28,000 22,000 16,500 13,000 11,200 8,400 7,000
5 C4 8,000 6,000 14,650 28,000 22,000 16,500 13,000 11,200 8,400 7,000
6 C5 8,000 6,000 17,100 35,000 25,500 18,000 20,000 11,200 8,400 7,000
7 D1 12,000 10,000 27,300 45,000 28,000 25,000 20,000 14,000 10,500 8,400
8 D2 13,000 10,000 30,000 50,000 35,000 25,000 20,000 14,000 10,500 8,400
9 D3 14,000 10,000 32,700 50,000 35,000 25,000 20,000 14,000 10,500 8,400
10 D4 15,000 10,000 35,400 50,000 35,000 25,000 20,000 14,000 10,500 8,400
11 D5 16,000 10,000 38,100 50,000 35,000 25,000 20,000 14,000 10,500 8,400

 

Key:

  • Former Major Municipalities* include: Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Malindi and Kitale.
  • Other former Municipalities* are: Ruiru, Kikuyu, Kitui, Machakos, Mlolongo, Athi River, Vihiga, Wote, Mumias, Bomet, Limuru, Kericho, Kimilili, Kakamega, Kapsabet, Kiambu, Bungoma, Webuye, Busia, Runyenjes, Migori, Embu, Homa Bay, Lodwar, Meru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Maua, Voi, Siaya, Chuka and Kerugoya/ Kutus.
  • Cluster 1* include: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Malindi, Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale and Naivasha.
  • Cluster 2*: Nyeri, Eldoret, Kericho, Kakamega, Kisii, Embu, Nanyuki, Nakuru, Lodwar and Garissa.