New Delhi Municipal Council to form vending panel to help hawkers

Hawkers encroaching streets is nothing new in Delhi. Now, in a first among Delhi civic bodies, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is set to form a Town Vending Committee (TVC) to identify sites an

Published: 01st July 2018 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2018 08:10 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Hawkers encroaching streets is nothing new in Delhi. Now, in a first among Delhi civic bodies, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is set to form a Town Vending Committee (TVC) to identify sites and spaces for vending and hawking in Lutyens’ Zone.  

“After the Council meeting in the first week, the way for setting up the TVC will be cleared. We are hoping that the proposal will get clearance.

“Soon after, we will publish advertisements in the media regarding the development,” said a highly placed NDMC official in the know of the project told The Sunday Standard.

Delhi has about 4.5 lakh street vendors, as per the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
In January 2016, the Delhi High Court had summoned the Delhi Chief Secretary to warn the government over its lax attitude towards formalising a clear policy for street vendors in the city.       

The same month the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government notified the amended rules and schemes for implementation of Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

The setting up of town vending committees is mandatory under the Act. Guided by the terms of the Act passed by Parliament in May 2014, the NDMC has decided to constitute a 30-member TVC including one member each from the health department, the PWD, the police and the traffic police, two from the revenue department, and six nominated members.  

The Committee will also have 12 members who are street vendors along with one member from market traders association and three NGO representatives and one RWA member. But the members will be elected only after the civic body conducts a formal survey of vendors.   

The Committee will be looking into various aspects of vending such earmarking no-vending zones, fixing hawking timings and also protecting the rights and dignity of street sellers. 

Stay up to date on all the latest The Sunday Standard news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp