TSC mapped Hardship Counties and Allowances for Teachers per Job Group .
The teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission TSC are deployed to work in different environments .For those who are placed in hardship areas, TSC pays them extra allowances known as hardship allowances to cushion them.
For a given area to be considered to be under hardship , these are the conditions;
- The area lacks availability or accessibility to food
- The area experience transport and communication network challenges.
- It has limited basic social services and amenities as well .
- The area experiences Persistent harsh climatic conditions eg flooding, landslides or drought challenges
- It experiences insecurity and high possibility of security threats matters.
Teachers get hardship allowance with an aim to have them compensated for the cost of living for teachers working in areas designated as hardship.
Experience has it that the teachers above normally face a myriad of challenges which range from lack of water, sometimes flooding or even hostile living conditions characterized by constant community disputes .
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission, SRC back in 2014 issued a reviewed hardship allowance to be paid at a flat rate for all teachers equivalent grades/ job groups.
With these orders, the Commission immediately abolished the pegging of the hardship allowance as a percentage of basic pay for the teachers.
Here is a summary of the monthly hardship allowance rates that are paid to teachers in hardship regions .
|CURRENT TSC SCALE
TSC mapped hardship areas which attract allowances for teachers
A number of specific areas in various counties are designated as hardship.
These areas are considered hardship since they are prone to terrorism, famine as well as aridity.
About 38 areas approved were approved by TSC as hardship by end of 2012.
Here is a list of counties in which teachers teaching in schools located in some parts of the counties receive the allowances .
|HARDSHIP AREA/ COUNTY
|Taita Taveta Cnty
|Tana River Cnty
|West Pokot Cnty
TSC mapped Hardship Counties and Allowances for Teachers per Job Group