Will issue notification constituting town vending committees within 3 days: Delhi govt to SC

The Delhi government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would issue within three days the notification regarding constitution of the town vending committees (TVC) for which elections were held on July 15 this year.

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta heard the government's submission and asked them to come out with the notification in accordance with the Delhi Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules, 2017.

The bench has posted the matter for hearing on September 17.

It had pulled up the government and asked as to why no TVC was constituted as per the rules even after the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 had come into force four years ago.

The counsel, appearing for the three municipal corporations in Delhi, had told the bench that elections for 26 TVCs had taken place on July 15, but the notification constituting the committees was not issued by the Delhi government.

The counsel appearing for the street vendors had told the bench that vendors who had applied under the 2007 scheme were being evicted by the authorities and this must be stopped immediately.

The bench had said that its concern was that TVCs should be in place and the government had to come out with the notification in this regard.

The issue of encroachment had also cropped in the Delhi sealing matter in which the apex court is dealing with the issue of validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006 and subsequent legislations which protect unauthorised constructions from being sealed.

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