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hawkers - gist of the recommendations

The Supreme Court Guidelines are the following:
a) Roads and footpaths are for commuting. Hawking is not a fundamental right. Hawkers can not claim a right to any public place.
b) Mumbai to be divided into Hawking Zones, Prohibited Zones, and Rest of the City.
c) Hawking zones to have demarcated pitches on roads selected as per stated criteria. This would accomodate around 23,000 hawkers, selected by lottery every year. Anyone can apply.
d) In prohibited zones e.g. around railway stations, hospitals, schools, colleges, religious places, high-security places, no hawking to be permitted.
e) Elsewhere in the city, roving hawkers to be freely allowed. No limit on numbers. Anyone can get a licence. Such roving hawkers can not sit or squat.
It is this last point that is greatly worrying.
In practice, it is fairly obvious that roving hawkers will sit or stand at any place they like to sell their goods. BMC and police will not be able to enforce the law. Firstly, they do not have the required number of people. Secondly, a hawker will either run away or bribe his way out or say that he was only stopping and not sitting / standing (similar to drivers say that they are stopping and not parking). Moreover, if there is no limit on numbers, the situation will become a nightmare.
So our broad recommendations are on the following lines:
a) In areas other than hawking, and no-hawking, hawking to be allowed in 'temporarily' demarcated spots / stretches.
b) The number of hawkers, timings, types of goods sold, etc. to be as decided by a broad-based Ward Hawker Committee in each ward.
c) The number of hawkers to be upto 1 per 1000 adult population i.e. upto 50 per Councillor Ward.
d) Other special ways to hawk to be looked into, e.g. hawkers plazas / markets, weekly bazaars, khau gallis, in private premises, festival licences, etc. as decided by the Ward Hawker Committee.
e) To avoid unnecessarily receiving an unmanageable number of applications every year,  criteria such as eligibility (domicile), conditions (type of goods), and preferences (disabled, women above 50, men above 60), and recommendations from nearby residents (for 'temporary' areas) to be included.
f) Strictly roving hawkers i.e. who engage in door-to-door service need not have to get a licence, as they are using the roads / footpaths for transportation just as delivery-boys do, and not for selling. (There to, however, be an enabling clause for licences for the future.) This also accomodates the remainder of the existing hawkers.
g) A City Hawker Committee to oversee the overall implementation and co-ordination and supervision of the 24 Ward Hawker Committees.
The detailed recommendations follow.

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