Monday, June 17, 2024

Delhi High Court pulls up Delhi govt, NDMC on non-remuneration to TVC members

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Government and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in the national capital over their failure to pay remuneration for the services rendered by the members of the Town Vending Committees (TVC) functioning in the city.

The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma issued notice in the matter and sought response from the Delhi Government upon a plea by several members of the TVCs alleging that no pay and allowances have been sanctioned to them since appointment.
“Are you suggesting that they don’t have to be paid anything at all? They are doing a job. They need to be paid. ”- Justice Sanghi orally remarked.
The matter is slated it for further hearing on May 2, 2022.
The petition is filed in the backdrop of Street Vendors’ (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending ) Act, 2014 and the Delhi Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules, 2017, which mandates constitution of TVCs in each local authority. 
Filed by Advocate Vivek Kumar Mishra, on behalf of 16 members from TVCs constituted under various zones in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the grievance of the petitioners is that no pay and allowances have been sanctioned to them ever since they were elected as the members of TVCs constituted in the year 2019. 
It is contended that the petitioners have attended all the meetings held after their appointment and conducted the task of carrying out survey of street vendors in their jurisdiction. 
The plea highlighted that time and again the petitioners have raised demands for their pay and allowances, but no action has been taken as yet. 
Contending that “most of the petitioners comes from a weak background and it is not possible for them to invest their own hard earned money in performing their duties towards TVC anymore,” the plea sought sanction of pay and allowances to them due since the year 2019.–


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