The survey of street vendors in south zone was to have taken place in the south zone between 25th September and 28th September.
The survey has started in several wards but is not complete and in fact has been called off. Additionally there are several issues in how it has been done. In Some wards like ward 170, it has happened as per guidelines however in a lot of other places its not done.
Here are some issues:
1) Not enough forms: In ward 123 and 168, there have not been enough forms. We are not sure if the forms will be given and when the survey will be complete. Please do direct the junior health inspectors to complete the survey.
2)Inclusion of non street vendors: In ward 124, the surveyors, instead of filling the form at the vending place, sat at a place some distance away from the vending area and filled forms of various people without checking if they are vendors or not. Please do make sure that there is a inspection of forms and vendors in this ward.
3)Confusion about ward boundaries: In ward 133, the health inspector diligently did the survey. However, there are some flower vendors just outside the Gali Anjaneya Temple who insisted that they are part of the ward while the surveyors insisted they are not. No one has surveyed these vendors and they are in danger of being left out. Please ensure they are covered. Please supply ward maps to all enumerators so they know the boundary.
4)Survey called off: In ward 142, Sunkena halli, the survey was started on 26th and then immediately called off. We are not sure when it will resume. Please direct the concerned health inspector to ensure survey is completed.
5)No surveyors: In ward 151, Koramanagala, there are no enumerators, only the health inspector has come and distributed forms while not even filling it. He has also demanded money from the vendors. Please replace this inspector and ensure the survey is done fully and fairly by a competent officer. In several other wards of BTM layout constituency, the survey has not been done. Please ask the concerned officers to immediately take stock of the survey and get it done.
6) Moving vendors, evening vendors left out: Most mobile vendors and evening vendors have been left out of the survey. Please make sure they are all covered.
Sir, we have been told that the survey date will be extended to October 3 and 4. We demand that the survey date be extended till we ensure every mobile, stationary vendor in south zone is covered.
Please also ensure that there is proper supervision of the survey. In ward 170, the Junior Health Inspector, verified every single form that was filled by going to the place of Vending and took photos at each cart as well. This is how it must be done everywhere.
Please also ensure that there is some random check of forms by senior officers, by visiting the vending spot and checking in every ward.
Requesting your complete attention and support in this matter and hoping for a full and fair survey.
Representatives of Bengaluru Jilla Beedhi Vyapari Sanghatanegala Okkuta