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Teachers and civil servants get 60% state pay increase

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Teachers and civil servants get 60% state pay increase

Civil servants and teachers would see a 60% increase in state pay. According to the latest pay and Remuneration Commission (SRC) report, by the end of June, teachers and civil workers had earned 60% of the increased pay awarded to civil servants, equal to $40 billion of the $65.8 billion in salary increases. This illustrates the tendency of these two groups benefiting the most as Kenyan public sector pay continue to climb.

The analysis forecasts a 4.8 percent increase in civil servant wages in the fiscal year 2021/22 and a 6.5 percent increase to Sh1.1 trillion in the fiscal year 2022/23. Despite this expansion, wages as a nominal proportion of GDP are predicted to fall to 7.58 percent in fiscal year 2022/23 and 7.19 percent in fiscal year 2023/24.

The Teachers Service Commission remuneration for the fiscal year 2022/23 is Sh372.14 billion, an increase of Sh22.24 billion, with approximately one-third of the higher salary going toward teaching services. Over the same time period, national government officials received an additional Sh298.55 billion, while county authorities earned an additional Sh12.09 billion.

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According to the research, the civil service wage rate will stay at 43.54 percent in 2022/23, with the Kenya Revenue Service paying the vast bulk of taxes received.

In the two years from July 2022 to June 2024, the SRC anticipates that teachers and national government workers would continue to be the main recipients of civil servant wage rises. During this time, the government’s wage cost is expected to rise by Sh136 billion. Teachers and civil servants would receive Sh83 billion. Meanwhile, county wages are anticipated to climb by Sh25 billion, with employees in public businesses, colleges, social services, and commissions receiving a total 20.7 percent of the additional Sh136 billion.

The national government’s pension expenditure (PE) is expected to be Sh152.33 billion in the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2022/23, a 10.62 percent rise from Sh137.78 billion in the previous fiscal year. year. .

Total expenditure would rise to Sh5,777.87 billion in the fourth quarter, up from Sh405.82 billion in the third quarter, according to the SRC.

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