UP government takes another major decision to regularise trade
Lucknow: Closure of unlicensed slaughter-houses in Uttar Pradesh was not an one-off decision by the Yogi government in the state to regularise business and trade.
It is more than clear, going by the latest decisions of the new government. For, the government has addressed the issue of street vendors who were mostly doing business without proper authorisation, in addition to these houses. Besides creating road congestion, these small traders were causing revenue loss to the government .
Therefore, the new government has decided to strictly implement the Street Vendors ( protection of livelihood and regularisation of street vending) Act, 2014.
The Act provides for shifting of these vendors to less congested areas to lessen traffic jam and allow pedestrians to move freely. It will add to revenue collection which is much lower than most other states.
Committees will be set up under municipal commissioners where there are municipal corporations and under executive officers where there are municipalities for the purpose. Vendors representatives in addition to others will be members of these committees.
These committees will decide the area where these vendors can set up shops and can take other decisions on related issues. They will have ten to forty members depending on the area--- whether it is urban area or any other.
A representative committee will be disbanded if its working is found to be unsatisfactory and another committee to replace it will be formed within three months of scrapping.
The government has also decided that no shop will be registered in the name of a minor below fourteen years' of age.
A government official disclosed that more such decisions were on the anvil .