Increased Teacher Pay Due to SRC-Assigned Allowance
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has not too long ago implemented considerable adjustments to the rates of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA), which is more widely known as travel allowance, for civil officials, including teachers, all throughout the country, notably for the purposes of local travel. These adjustments were made for local travel purposes.
These modifications, the specifics of which were outlined in a circular dated August 7, 2023 and personally signed by the SRC President Lyn Mengich, are intended to ensure that an equal reimbursement is provided for expenses paid during official travel. The modifications are applicable to urban centers, capitals of districts, and a variety of other cities.
1. Teacher level B5, C1
The new cost of living allowance is 6,300 Kenyan Shillings per day for educators in grades B5 (elementary school teacher II) and C1 (secondary school teacher III, lecturer III, elementary school teacher I).
2. Teachers at levels C2, C3, C4, C5
Teachers working at these levels fall into one of the following categories: C2 (secondary teacher II, SNE II-elementary teacher, lecturer II, senior teacher II), C3 (secondary teacher I, lecturer I, SNE I-elementary teacher, SNE II-high school teacher, senior teacher I), C4 (Instructor IV, Lecturer IV, SNE Senior Teacher – Primary, SNE Teacher I – Secondary
3. Teachers at levels D1, D2, D3, D4, D5
An increased daily living allowance of Ksh 14,000 will be provided to the upper echelons of educators, including levels D1 (Master II, Principal III, Principal, Senior Instructor II, Program Support Officer I), D2 (Senior Principal II, Senior I, Senior Lecturer I), D3 (Director, Deputy Director I), D4 (Senior Director), and D5 (Director).
It is important to note that the SRC circular explicitly states that these updates supersede all previous circulars related to pension benefits, working group allowances, session allowances for organizing committees, internal allowances, and DSA (domestic and international travel) in the public sector. It is also important to note that this information is stated in the circular.
This comprehensive assessment is to build a fair and transparent remuneration structure for civil officials, with the goal of meeting their demands regarding travel for work-related purposes in a more effective manner.