SRC goes for civil servants' hefty allowances

A report by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission notes that there are 149 allowances payable in the public service today. ILLUSTRATIONS | MICHAEL MOSOTA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The SRC wants only the relevant allowances to be consolidated in the basic salary structure, away from the current scenario where some civil servants live off allowances.
  • For instance, while junior civil servants only take home about Sh3,000 per month as house allowance, senior employees earn in excess of Sh150,000 per month.
  • The SRC wants perks whose economic value or rate is not commensurate with the intended purpose restructured.

Public servants will lose several allowances paid to them, in a shock move by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission that targets their perks, and which has the potential of heavily affecting household budgets.

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