Hon’ble Cochin ITAT has in the case of M/s Sree Anjaneya Medical Trust while disposing off the appellant’s plea for registration u/s 12A has held that collection of money for admission of students in the professional colleges is not only inhuman but also against the scheme of the Constitution of sec 12A.
10. In view of the above factual situation, this Tribunal is of the considered opinion that the activities of the trust was not carried out in accordance with the object of the trust. The assessee trust administer and manage the so-called medical college in a commercial manner with profit motive. The assessee trust gone to the extent of entering into agreement for offering employment and admission for medical education and collects money. It is to be remembered that admission in any educational institution including medical college has to be made only on merit basis. Therefore, entering into agreement for admission in medical college after collecting money is not only inhuman but also against the scheme of the Constitution as held by the Apex Court in Mohini Jain’s case (supra). This Tribunal is of the considered opinion that there is no genuineness in the activity of the assessee trust and it exist only for profit motive to administer and manage the medical college in a commercial manner, therefore, it is not entitled for registration as a charitable institution u/s 12AA of the Act. This view of the Tribunal is fortified by the decision of this bench of the Tribunal in Travancore Educational Society in ITA No.134/Coch/2014 order dated 26- 06-2014.
11. In view of the above, this Tribunal finds no infirmity in the order of the lower authority. Accordingly, the same is confirmed.
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