ABOUT NATIONAL HAWKERS’ POLICY
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