The new initiatives for teachers and other civil servants announced in the 2022-2023 National Budget kick in from tomorrow where rural allowances will be reinstated for eligible civil servants while school based teaching staff will be allowed three days of annual personal leave with the approval of their Heads of Schools and/or the Divisional Education Offices.
Also from tomorrow, teachers who are eligible to be on Band F, will transition to Step 3 of Band F.
Teachers on Bands D and E on shorter term contracts will be provided with five-year contracts to allow them time to upgrade their qualifications so they can move up to higher bands.
The amount of annual leave that can be carried into a new leave year within a valid contract period will be 12 days; depending on the operational context of the Department or Ministry, flexi hours may be considered by the respective Permanent Secrataries.
The government will also restore the 10% pay cut that was asked of all the Permanent Secretaries throughout the pandemic and any voluntary pay cuts taken by the Heads of government funded agencies from tomorrow.
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