GUNTUR: Regional director of municipal administration G Srinivasa Rao urged the municipal commissioners of Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts to expedite the process of identifying street vendors in their respective districts.
A meeting on issues concerning street vendors was conducted at the SC Corporation Bhavan here Wednesday with the municipal commissioners, mission for elimination of poverty in municipal areas (MEPMA) project directors and other officials.
Srinivasa Rao told the officials that the Central government had issued orders for the welfare of street vendors in towns and cities and also mentioned that a special identity card will be issued to the street vendors. However, they need to have a ration card in order to get the special identity card, he added.
He directed the town vending committees (TVC) to take special interest on street vendors and added that the licensed vendors who violate the norms would be given a notice. The licence will be cancelled if they fail to respond within 30 days.
He also stated that several programmes would be initiated under the Street Vendors Act, 2014. The TVC comprises street vendors (40 per cent), police (20 per cent), government departments, insurance companies, corporators, counsellors, ward members, voluntary organisations and banks.
A review meeting by the TVC would be held every two to three months. MEPMA representative from Hyderabad P Rajasekhar explained key provisions in the Street Vendors Act.