28th Mar 2017 09:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News


ITANAGAR, Mar 28: In an attempt to streamline vendors and hawkers in the capital complex, the first meeting of Town Vending Committee was held today in the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The committee formed under the chairmanship of Chief Municipal Executive Officer, has representatives of local administration and police, Itanagar Municipal Council, Department of UD, market associations, vendors and hawkers.

CMEO Habung Lampung, elaborated on the details of Town Vending Committee and provisions of the Act. The Arunachal Pradesh Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2011 was notified on the 18th of May, 2011. The Act was enacted to regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights.

The Town Vending Committee is entrusted with various functions according to the Act. It will identify, and grant licenses to the vendors, identify vending zones, declare timings of zones, ensure adequate civic amenities, ensure quality of products and services, conduct training of street vendors etc. According to the Act, every person above 18 years can apply for registration as street vendor to the TVC. Registered vendors will be given preference in allotment of stalls.

Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Prince Dhawan, hoped that the TVC will go a long way in the beautification of capital complex, and also enabling the vendors and hawkers to earn their livelihood in a respectable manner. Emphasizing on the importance of the Act and the need to identify vending zones, survey of vendors and issuing vending licenses, Dhawan said that number of vendors shall be fixed in particular zone in consultation with TVC with the help of Traffic Department and concerned EAC.  

OC, PS Itanagar T. Bage, highlighted the need for proper coordination of every group of vendors and hawkers. Officer in-Charge of City Traffic, suggested that vending activities should not be in the Right of Way of the Highway.

Other speakers emphasized on maintaining cleanliness in the vending areas and also importance of coordination of various stakeholders for effective implementation of the Act.

The committee in its maiden sitting adopted resolutions to identify vending zones and present details of issues and their solutions specific to vendors in next meeting scheduled for April 11next.


Kenter Joya Riba

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