Institution for disabled gets tax exemption from Madras High Court
Nethrodaya is a self-help institution for the disabled people in Tamil Nadu. The institution has been given exemption from paying Infrastructure & Amenities (I&A) charges by the Madras High Court.
Nethrodaya had earlier requested the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority-CMDA for an exemption from payment of Infrastructure & Amenities charges, however, CMDA refused to do so.
The court said that since Nethrodaya was involved in welfare work for the people with disabilities, it could be allowed to not pay the extra charges.
The judge cited the Section 113 of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, that specifies that the government can exempt any land or building under certain conditions.