Monday, August 8, 2016

Society providing training in travel and tourism is entitled to sec. 11 exemption

a) The assessee was a society registered under section 12A. It provided various courses, including certificate course in Travel & Tourism' which was being conducted in collaboration with Miranda House, University of Delhi.
b) The AO held that courses conducted by assessee did not have any recognition from Govt. and activities carried on by assessee would fall outside purview of 'charitable purpose' as given under section 2(15). Consequently, assessee was not entitled to exemption under sections 11 and 12.
c) The CIT(A) reversed order of the AO. Aggrieved-revenue filed the instant appeal. The Tribunal held in favour of assessee as under:
1) For certificate course of Travel & Tourism the course content was set by Miranda House, education and training was provided by the appellant, examination paper was set out by appellant, examination was conducted by appellant and the Diploma Certificate was awarded by both Miranda House and the appellant to the successful candidates/students.