a)The assessee, a city metropolitan development authority under section 12, was established under a State Act, viz., MMRD Act. The assessee was claiming exemption under section 11.
b)It earned interest on sums lent to various organizations and lease rental of its property. The DIT(E) cancelled/withdraws its registration under Sec. 12A on the ground that activities carried out by it were commercial in nature.
c)The aggrieved-assessee filed the instant appeal.
The Tribunal held as under:
1)There was no finding that interest and rent receipts were integral to the assessee's functioning or its principal objects, so as to be considered as arising on account of activities necessary for the furtherance of the objects of assessee.
2)There ought to have been some principal activities for financing and rental activities to be considered as necessary and incidental thereto. The physical and/or functional correlation between the two would decide this aspect of the matter.
3)Such a finding was necessary to satisfy conditions stipulated under section 12AA(3). Thus, as the issue of applicability of section 12AA(3) in the instant case being factually indeterminate, the case was to be restored to the DIT(E) for passing a speaking order in accordance with law. - MUMBAI METROPOLITAN REGION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY V. DIT(E)  45 taxmann.com 354 (Mumbai - Trib.)