Order of the Gujarat High Court regarding integration of waste pickers in the system of waste management, Gujarat, 25/01/2017
Order of the Gujarat High Court in the matter of Self Employed Women's Association & Others Vs State of Gujarat dated 25/01/2017 regarding integration of waste pickers in the system of waste management, Gujarat.
The attention of the court was invited to the conditions of a tender notice which requires for experience certificate of five years for door to door garbage collection, financial reports of last seven years and annual turnover equivalent to or more than Rs.4.38 crores for door to door/ gate garbage collection work and a bank solvency of Rs.2.92 crores as well as to own 25% of the total vehicles separately for each group, etc. It was pointed out that the tender conditions completely corporatise the system of collection of waste management contrary to the rules and completely exclude the waste pickers from being integrated in the system. It was submitted that the conditions have been tailor-made to exclude fair competition.