Street vendors bill

No street vendor will be evicted until such survey has been made and a certificate of vending has been issued.

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The Bill states that at least 2. But at the very least the new rules allow street vendors to participate, through their representatives, in municipal decision-making, instead of merely having orders and decisions declaimed to them from on high, not to mention the perpetual threat of eviction and confiscation of goods. The plans earmark spaces for hospitals, parks, offices, residential colonies, and bus and rail terminals, but neglect that around all of these, vendors naturally congregate, and these vendors provide essential services to people at low costs. All street vendors above fourteen years of age will be granted a certificate of vending. The key point of the draft bill were, protection legitimate street vendors from harassment by police and civic authorities, and demarcation of "vending zones" on the basis of "traditional natural markets", proper representation of vendors and women in decision making bodies, and establishment of effective grievance redressal and dispute resolution mechanism. A vendor who vends without a certificate of vending or a vendor who contravenes the conditions laid down in the certificate may be penalised with a fine which may extend up to two thousand rupees. The union minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation Dr. Waves of cheer across several cities Street vendors reach residences of Union Ministers with lots of fruits and flowers The passage of the Bill has provided sufficient reasons to the street vendors to cheer and celebrate across several cities. The local bodies should levy taxes on street vendors which would increase the revenue of these bodies. But these are also the precise reasons why the authorities may resist such moves they stand to lose out on their extra income through bribes. The Standing Committee suggests making the Bill applicable to the Railways, incorporating specific provisions of the scheme in the Bill, and consultation with the TVC on the vending plan. After the assent of the president, it would be the first forward looking progressive central legislation any country has ever legislated in favour of street vendors. The urban plans provide for malls and covered shopping arcades, but the imagination of town planners and officials excludes all shops which are run by the poor, for the poor. Vendors who fail to vacate such space after a notice has been given, will have to pay a penalty which may extend up to two hundred fifty rupees per day. Key Issues and Analysis Currently, street vending is regulated under municipal laws enacted by state legislatures.

Key Issues and Analysis Currently, street vending is regulated under municipal laws enacted by state legislatures. The Attorney General gave his opinion in favour of central law for street vendors in November, The bill lays down a set of principles to be followed before relocation.

Section 29 of the bill provides for protection of street vendors from harassment by police and other authorities and provides for an overriding clause to ensure they carry on their business without the fear of harassment by the authorities under any other law.

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Rather, space must be made for them in those urban nodes and junctions where they are usually found. The most salient feature of the bill is its overriding effect over all state and municipal laws as well as police acts. Gray Highlights of the Bill The Bill aims to protect the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulate street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending.

The NAC deliberated on the issue in its several meetings. Two weeks back, NASVI had also released an open letter to the heads of political parties urging them to ensure that the bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha.

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Millions of street vendors continuously face barriers and onslaughts of the municipal bodies and the police across cities and towns of the country. Key Issues and Analysis Currently, street vending is regulated under municipal laws enacted by state legislatures. The Bill does not specify principles to be followed by governments in issuing vending certificates, allocating vending zones and the number of vendors per zone. Such committees would have 40 percent representation of elected representatives of vendor organizations, 10 per cent of NGOs and rest of town planners, administrators, police and elected peoples representatives. Such committees would have 40 percent representation of elected representatives of vendor organizations, 10 per cent of NGOs and rest of town planners, administrators, police and elected peoples representatives. Absence of such norms could defeat the purpose of enacting a law to ensure uniformity in the legal framework. It says no street vendor will be evicted until the survey has been completed and certificate of vending issued to the street vendors. A vendor who vends without a certificate of vending or a vendor who contravenes the conditions laid down in the certificate may be penalised with a fine which may extend up to two thousand rupees.

The local authority shall, in consultation with the planning authority, frame a street vending plan once every five years.

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Street Vendors Bill passed in Rajya Sabha