Eviction of street vendors by MCC in violation of laws: SUCI

Eviction of street vendors by MCC in violation of laws: SUCI

Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2016-06-24 11:42 Mysuru: The Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) submitted a memorandum to the MCC Commissioner on Thursday demanding enforcement of the  Street Vendors Protection Act-2014.“Those vendors forcibly evicted from various areas in the city would be protected if the act enforced,” said B Ravi, District Secretary, SUCI.Ravi said laws governing street vending passed during the second term of UPA government genuinely protected the interest and rights of street vendors. No authority is permitted to evict them forcefully without providing alternative measures, he said.“It is unfortunate that local authorities have evicted street vendors overlooking the norms of SVP Act 2014. As per the act, a Town Vending Committee has to be constituted and there must be a discussion with the vendors before taking any actions or measures,” he said.“However, the MCC never did any meeting or consulted street vendors before evicting them,” he said and termed the corporation’s reason of maintaining “hygiene” for the eviction as surprising.He said the survey of street vendors was in progress and 370 vendors were eligible for licence out of the 1200 street vendors in the city