Workshop on Street Vendors Act

The Alternative Law Forum is organising a half day workshop on December 14 between 2.30 PM and 6.30 PM in Bengaluru, on the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 and the Karnataka Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules, 2019.

Background of the workshop

This workshop is being conducted in view of the Town Vending Committees being constituted across the State as per the provisions of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 and the Karnataka Rules 2019, in seven zones of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (with the exception of Bommanahalli Zone).

The Karnataka State Government has announced elections to street vendor representatives for Town Vending Committee which is scheduled to be conducted under the aegis of the Karnataka Co-operative Elections Authority on December 21, 2019.

Workshop details

Date: December 14th, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: Between 2.30 PM and 6.30 PM
Venue: #122/4, Alternative Law Forum, Next to Balaji Art Gallery, Infantry Road, Shivajinagar
Medium of Instruction: Kannada and English
Registration Fee: Rs. 50/-

Who can participate?

Street vendors will constitute 40% of the TVC and will be elected members, whereas traders and market associations, local NGOs/CSOs, Central Trade Union representatives and others will be nominated members. The rest of the members will be official members employed with the State (BBMP, BCP, BTP, Lead Banks, etc.).

ALF is organising the workshop for the members of NGOs and CSOs who wish to engage with TVCs, can learn the law to protect the rights and livelihood of street vendors in the city and/or to become members of the TVC.

Participation details

  • Participation is through RSVP only. Therefore, write to lekha@altlawforum to confirm your participation.
  • Please pay nominal fee of Rs. 50/- towards copies of the Street Vendors Act, Karnataka Rules and Comic on Street Vendors Act. Registration fees to be paid at the start of the workshop. If anyone requires a waiving off of the registration fees, please specify the same in your mail.

[This article is based on a press release from Alternative Law Forum (ALF), and has been published with minimal edits]

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