SRC Announces 7-10% Salary Increase for Civil Servants, Effective July 1st, 2023
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has revealed a significant salary boost of 7-10% for civil servants. With the adjustment taking effect from July 1st.
This raise will incur an additional cost of Ksh21.7 billion for the fiscal year 2023/2024. A substantial portion, Ksh9.5 billion, allocated to teachers.
SRC clarifies that this increment averages between 7% and 10% over two years, including the existing 3% annual notch increase.
The existing notch increase to persist at maximum salary points even if salary structures are frozen, assures SRC. SRC Announces 7-10% Salary Increase for Civil Servants
Among the allocations, executive state officers will receive Ksh126.9 million. Parliament state officers Ksh78.9 million, and Judiciary state officers Ksh308.2 million. County state officers have received Ksh408.9 million, while civil servants collectively benefit from Ksh1.8 billion.
County governments got Ksh4.1 billion, while uniformed and disciplined forces have received Ksh4.5 billion. Other public officers will share Ksh745.6 million.
SRC emphasizes that the rise in employee numbers contributes significantly to the wage bill increase. The government, in its pursuit of improved service delivery in key sectors such as education, healthcare, and security, will continue strategic employment to achieve optimal ratios. It’s noteworthy, however, that an increase in workforce does not invariably correlate with enhanced service delivery in critical domains, SRC adds.
Comparatively, Kenya’s labor productivity remains below par globally. The International Labor Organization’s 2021 statistics rank Kenya 151 out of 185 countries and 22nd out of 46 African nations for labor productivity.