TSC Portal for Wealth Declaration Open: All You Need To Know
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has directed all teachers to fill out the Government Wealth Declaration forms beginning from the 1st of November 2022.
A 30th of July 2021notice in the Kenyan Gazette signed by the TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr Nancy Macharia revealed the new requirements for filling the wealth declaration forms according to the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003.
Teachers will not comply with this directive risk being issued with Show Cause Letters and even further punishment by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
According to Dr Nancy Macharia, the Commission is set to review every declaration of income, assets and liabilities to determine if they have followed the requirements of the Ethics Act.
“The Commission shall review the information in the forms t determine if the assets are disproportionate to the income or whether there are concerns of impropriety, conflict of interest or any other breach to the Ethics Act,” she revealed.
TSC’s Secretariat staff are supposed to declare their wealth every two years in line with the Act, which covers all employees in the public service.
In 2021 more than 3,000 teachers and secretariat staff failed to meet the declaration deadline and were punished as their salaries were withheld for two months.
However, the Commission released the salaries because the guidelines for the declaration process have not been gazetted.
Those who will not follow the requirements to declare wealth will be fined a sum of Kshs. 1 Million or a year in jail.
TSC usually submits two-year declarations every 31st of July stating the number of people on its payroll to the EACC.
Besides, the commission is required to state the total number of public officers who have submitted declarations within the prescribed time and those who have failed to do so as of the 30th of July of every year.