TSC Gives Teachers Upto 31st of December to Declare Wealth (Income, Assets, and Liabilities)
To uphold transparency and comply with the Public Officer Ethics Act, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has introduced a streamlined process for the mandatory declaration of Income, Assets, and Liabilities (IAL) for all TSC employees. This circular, issued on the 7th of November, 2023, outlines the guidelines and expectations for this crucial declaration.
Purpose and Deadline
All TSC employees, including newly employed teachers, are mandated to complete their declarations by the 31st of December, 2023, as per the requirements of Sections 26 and 27 of the Public Officer Ethics Act.
Online Declaration Platform
To streamline the process and enhance efficiency, the TSC has introduced an online declaration platform accessible through the Teachers Online Portal (https://teachersonline.tsc.go.ke/#).
Teachers can complete declarations using various devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, or smartphones. The TSC has provided a user-friendly instruction manual on its website to guide teachers through the declaration process.
Heads of educational institutions are entrusted with monitoring the declaration progress within their respective schools. The deadline for submitting non-compliance reports has passed.
Directives and Consequences
(a) All TSC-employed teachers, including those on leave, interdiction, suspension, or authorized absence, must declare their Income, Assets, and Liabilities.
(b) Intern teachers are exempt from the declaration.
(c) Failure to submit a declaration or provide false information can result in a fine of Ksh 1,000,000, imprisonment up to one year, or both, per the Public Officer Ethics Act. Teachers may also face administrative or disciplinary actions following TSC procedures.
(d) Access to the Declaration platform requires activation of the official @mwalimu.tsc.go.ke email address for user credibility, password setting, access, and reset.
(e) A copy of the submitted declaration will be automatically sent to the teacher’s email for reference and records.
(f) Ensure the information is accurate, press the “SUBMIT” button, and receive a confirmation email. The Commission will not accept hard copies of DIALS forms.
The circular delineates the obligations of teachers, stating the consequences of non-compliance, including fines and potential legal action in the case of false or misleading information.
The declaration must be accessed through official TSC email addresses for credibility and security. A submission confirmation will be sent to the teacher’s email upon completion.
Teachers are urged to ensure accuracy, completion, and timely submission to avoid system congestion or potential submission rejection.
Activation and Closure
The system became active on November 1, 2023, and will automatically shut down at midnight on December 31, 2023. Submitters must ensure that their submissions are made before this deadline for acceptance.
The guidelines for the declaration process are available on the TSC website for further reference and guidance.
Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia’s signature on this circular emphasizes how crucial it is to comply with the declaration requirements and meet the deadline to uphold the integrity and compliance of the teaching profession.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) also specifies that all mobile money tax payments be directed through the government pay bill number 222222. This change, effective immediately, aligns with President William Ruto’s directive to centralize government revenue collection.
Taxpayers are instructed to utilize the Payment Registration Number (PRN) or Ref. Number from KRA Business Systems as the account number when making mobile money tax payments. For further assistance, individuals can contact the KRA Contact Centre at 020-4-999-999 or 0711-099-999, or via email at [email protected].
To make payments via mobile money platforms, follow these steps:
- Enter PayBill number 222222.
- Input the PRN (payment registration number) as the account number.
- Enter the specified amount from the PRN.
- Input your PIN and confirm the payment.
Alternatively, use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) *222#:
- Dial *222#.
- Select the Pay KRA bill option.
- Enter the E-slip (PRN) number.
- Choose payment mode as M-Pesa.
- Enter your M-Pesa PIN and complete the transaction.
TSC Gives Teachers Upto 31st of December to Declare Income, Assets, and Liabilities