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Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Street Vendors Act |

Street Vendors Bill (Part II)

Rights & Duties of Street Vendor

  • Every street vendor contain certificate has right to carry out business as per terms & conditions.
  • Every vendor has duty to:-
    • Keep clean and maintain hygienic conditions;
    • Maintain civic amenities/public properties in vending zone.
    • Pay periodic maintenance charges as determined by local authority.
    • Remove his goods/wares if occupies space on time sharing basis.

Relocation and Eviction

  • The local authority can relocate a vendor in case of declaring any zone to non-vending zone for public purpose and evict by cancellation of certificate (as recommended by TVC) by giving 30 days notice.
  • In case of non compliance with notice, local authority can physically remove vendor, can fine on daily rent basis up to Rs. 250 and can seize goods/wares as per conditions specified in scheme. But vendor can reclaim goods by paying fees as specified.

Dispute Redressal, Harassment & Penalty

  • Every appropriate govt shall create 1 or more committees which contain a Chairperson (civil judge) and 2 professionals have such experience but no employee of appropriate govt/local authority shall be appointed as members.
  • Every vendor who has a dispute with decision of TVC etc. can complaint to committee and can appeal against decision of committee to local authority as may be prescribed.
  • Every street vendor shall be prevented from harassment by specially police or authority exercising powers under any other law for time being in force.
  • If any street vendor breaches any condition specified under this act or scheme specified shall be liable for penalty for each offence max of Rs 2000 as determined by local authority.

Miscellaneous

  • Every local authority shall prepare a Street Vending Plan with consultation of planning authority and on recommendation of TVC as per First Schedule once in 5yrs and submit for approval to appropriate govt.
  • The appropriate govt may take promotional measures for easy availability of credit, insurance and other welfare schemes in consultation with TVC, vendor unions etc.
  • The provisions of this act have overriding effect on every law which is currently in force.
  • The appropriate govt shall frame a Scheme for purpose of this act within 6 months of commencement of this act after due consultations with local authority and TVC by notification.
  • The appropriate govt has power to make rules and to amend schedules specified under this act.
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