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This appeal by assessee has been directed against the Order of Ld. CIT(E), New Delhi, Dated 30th November, 2018 rejecting the application for registration under section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961.
2. The facts of the case that assessee filed application in Prescribed Form for registration under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Ld. CIT(E)s issued questionnaire requesting the assessee to submit to certain documents in support of the application. The assessee filed submissions from time to time. The Ld. CIT(E) on perusal of the objects of the assessee-company observed that its aims are as under :
(a) “To carry out the functions of the Registered Valuers Organization under the Companies Act 2013 read with Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rule 2017 and functions connected therewith and incidental thereto.
(b) To enroll the Registered Valuers and to educate and train them for carrying out effective valuations.
(c)To employ fair, reasonable, just and nondiscriminatory practices for the enrolment and regulation of its members.
(d) To develop the profession of registered valuers.
(e) To promote continuous professional development of valuation professionals.”
2.1. The Ld. CIT(E) on perusal of the same noted that assessee-company simply formed to promote the quality of the registered valuers which is not charitable work. Hence, objects of the assessee-company not found to be charitable in nature. It was also noticed that assessee has not been able to establish genuineness of the activity. Therefore, application under section 12AA was rejected.
3. Learned Counsel for the Assessee reiterated the submissions made before the Ld. CIT(E) and submitted that assessee is a company registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 2013. It was incorporated to enroll the registered valuers and to educate and train them for carrying-out effective valuations as one of its main objectives. The assessee-company filed documentary evidences in support of the application which are copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Copy of license under section 8(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, Copy of the Rent Agreement, Copy of Annual Accounts ending 31st March, 2018, List of Promoter-Directors and Independent Directors and Copy of the Bank Statements. The assessee also filed another reply along with it filed copy proof of Seminars and Training Sessions conducted by assessee-company for training of the registered valuers. He has submitted that object clause of the assessee-company emphasizes to propagate and disseminate knowledge amongst its Members by holding Seminars, Conferences and Workshops etc. The fruits of such seminars and conferences etc., would be available to the public at large, thus, the organization is not for the benefit of small group of individuals, but, for the general public at large without any profit motive. He has submitted that it is well settled Law that to serve charitable purposes, it is not necessary that the object should be to benefit the whole of the mankind or all persons in the Country or State, even if a section of the public is given