ABOUT NA­TIONAL HAWK­ERS’ POL­ICY

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

The min­istry of ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and erad­i­ca­tion of poverty had de­clared a Na­tional Hawk­ers Pol­icy 2009 and based on this pol­icy the gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra is­sued a GR called as model hawk­ing by-laws based on which ev­ery mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion should form by-laws for the hawk­ers’ wel­fare. There will be a hawker’s com­mit­tee of 30 mem­bers, in­clud­ing civic com­mis­sioner, po­lice com­mis­sioner, as­sis­tant di­rec­tor town plan­ning, as­sis­tant po­lice com­mis­sioner (traf­fic), med­i­cal of­fi­cers, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers, res­i­dent wel­fare as­so­ci­a­tions and bankers among oth­ers.

WHAT THE GR SAID

Sur­vey hawk­ers in the city

Make a list of hawk­ing and non-hawk­ing zones and cat­e­gorise hawk­ers as hawk­ers 1(stable hawk­ers) and hawk­ers 2 (wan­der­ing hawk­ers).

Pre­pare by-laws based on the guide­lines of the model hawk­ing by-laws of the state and get it ap­proved by the civic chief

Pub­lish the by-laws and in­vite sug­ges­tions from res­i­dents

Sub­mit the fi­nal copy of the by­laws to the gen­eral body of the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion for ap­proval

Con­duct a pub­lic hear­ing to hear sug­ges­tions and ob­jec­tions

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