If any one thing that the Delhi based liberal think tank achieved in its more than a decade old in the public policy it is the “five specific professions of the informal sector - barbers, cycle rickshaw pullers, dhaba owners, meat shop owners and vegetable vendors”.
These sectors have not been reformed and there is no reason why it has not both officially and privately. In fact it is nonsense that the governments never gave thought but the often cited Constitution of India gives somehow fair role to ensure basic right to trade among people.
Of course, one may ask what the whole private sector role in reforming these sectors?
One answer may these sectors are very small no milliners or billionaires so no firefight. But that is not true. The same red tape “sims” is prevailing in these sector for long time.
I have been time and again widely experienced (personal interaction while in works) with these sectors across cites in India-Chennai,