TSC Issues Circular Regarding Training Revolving Fund for Public Service
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued a circular regarding the training revolving fund for public service.
The following is the circular:
CIRCULAR NO: 14/2022
All Secretariat Staff
TRAINING REVOLVING FUND FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
The Government considers the development of its Human Resources a priority area and a key strategy toward National Development.
Vision 2030, the blueprint for the Country’s long-term development envisions a globally competitive and adaptive human resource base that will contribute significantly to the economic, social, and political pillars that are the foundation of national development.
This, therefore calls for well-trained, efficient, and motivated public service personnel equipped with the appropriate skills and competencies acquired through training and education.
In this regard, the Government, through the Ministry of Public Service and Gender (MPSG) has established the Training Revolving Fund (TRF) for public servants including teachers and persons involved in public teaching service from which, they will borrow funds for professional self-development.
In this regard, the Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to facilitate access and administer the Fund on behalf of Government.
The purpose of this Circular is to inform all TSC employees that they can access the facility and sponsor themselves for training in the relevant professional fields.
Attached please find: the Eligibility criteria including, the loan Application Requirements, Funding and Application process.
More information may be obtained from “Guidelines for the Administration of Training Revolving Fund (ITRF) from the Public Service” online.
DR NANCY MACHARIA, CBS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LOAN
1.0 ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOAN
To be eligible for TRF, applicants must have met the following considerations:
1.1 Be a public servant,
1.2 Have completed the probation period,
1.3 Have completed two (2) years since completion of a long course,
1.4 Have completed one (1) year since the completion of a short course,
1.5 Commence their studies during the financial year when the funds are awarded,
1.6 Course applied for must be relevant and among those identified as critical (see 5.0 below).
1.7 Have ability to commence repayment of borrowed funds immediately after disbursement as per the 1/3rd rule requirement under the Service Regulations.
1.8 Have ability to repay borrowed funds within the stipulated period,
1.9 Previous beneficiaries of HELB Loans should have completed repayment or have been servicing the loan for at least six (6) months.
2.0 LOAN APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
The following shall be the requirements to be submitted to HELB during the TRF loan application process:
2.1 Duly filled loan application forms in hard copy or electronic form,
2.2 Certified copy of the applicant’s National Identification Card
2.3 Certified copies of the latest three (3) months’ pay slips.
2.4 Copy of admission letter from the employer signed by the Accounting Officer or designated officer indicating the approved course, personal number and designation of the officer proceeding for training.
Certified Copies of National IDs of guarantors who must be serving in a Ministry/Department/Service Commission/County Government.
The Fund shall consider applications for courses which cost between Kenya shillings thirty thousand (Kshs. 30,000.00) and five hundred thousand (Kshs. 500,000.00) per year subject to ability to pay. Funding considerations will include:
3.1 The award of funds for courses shall be restricted to costs related to tuition, examination, library, computer and research;
3.2 Fees for accommodation and tuition on residential short courses will be treated as one item (where applicable) for the purpose of funding;
3.3 Ensuring no one shall benefit more than once from the fund at the same time;
3.4 Successful completion of the course should be within the stipulated period, the TRF will not meet expenses occasioned by repetition of course;
3.5 Courses offered in local training institutions;
3.6 Application for further funding upon proven reasonable grounds;
3.7 Where beneficiaries exit the public service further disbursements will cease.
4.0 APPLICATION PROCESS
The application shall be required to:
(i) Fill an application form.
(ii) Sign a loan agreement form when applying for the funds,
(iii) The forms will be available at the HELB website on www.helb.co.ke for online application.
(iv) The forms will be submitted along with the required supporting documents,
(v) Applicants will be required to provide two guarantors who should be serving public servant in Ministries/Departments/Service Commissions/County Governments.
(vi) Applicants shall allow 30 days for processing of the loan.
5.0 CRITICAL TRAINING AREAS
|5.||Advanced Rock Blasting Techniques|
|6.||Aeronautical and Radar Management|
|8.||Agricultural Resource Management|
|14.||Cartography and Survey|
|15.||Certified Forensic Accounting|
|17.||Clinical and Alternative Medicine|
|19.||Compensation Management (Salaries and Payroll Administration)|
|20.||Computer Geographic Information|
|21.||Computerized Record and Archival Management|
|23.||Copyrighting and Patenting|
|24.||Corporate Governance and Ethics|
|25.||Criminology and Social Order|
|28.||Democracy, Refugee and Humanitarian Affairs|
|30.31.||Econometrics Analysis Efficient Deck Handling, Safety and Seamanship|
|32.||Entrepreneurship/Micro and Small Enterprises|
|34.||Environmental Impact Assessment|
|40.||Gender, HIV and Productive Health|
|41.||Geo-Information and Remote Sensing (GIS)|
|42.||Guidance and Counselling|
|43.||Health and Safety|
|44.||Horticultural Science and Management|
|45.||Human Resource Management and Development|
|46.||Human Resource Management Information System|
|49.||Instrumentation (Repair of Medial Equipment)|
|52.||Investigation, Process Service, Prosecution and Advocacy|
|53.||Job Analysis and Evaluation|
|54.||Laboratory Information Management System|
|57.||Marine and Oceanography/Tsunamigenic Modeling|
|59.||Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building|
|60.||Micro Hydro and Electrical Power Development|
|62.||Mineralogy and Crystallography|
|63.||Mining and Environment|
|64.||Modelling Techniques (Macro and Micro Modelling Systems)|
|65.||Monitoring and Combating Human Traffic|
|66.||Nautical , Safety and Seamanship|
|68.||Organizational and Restructuring Development|
|71.||Project Management (M E Project)|
|74.||Quantity and Building Survey|
|76.||Renewable Energy Technologies|
|77.||Research, reforms and Innovative Consultancy|
|78.||Safety and Sea Faring Skills|
|79.||Solid Waste and Air Pollution|
|80.||Specialized Coaching course|
|84.||Value Addition (Livestock Products)|