Salaries payable to Nuns, Priests working as teachers in Govt, Aided institutions liable for TDS; does not violate Article 25: Kerala High Court

A Bench of Justices SV Bhatti and Bechu Kurian Thomas upheld the judgment rendered by a single-judge and ruled that such deduction of tax does not violate freedom of religion under Article 25 of the Constitution.
Nun, Priest, Kerala HC
Nun, Priest, Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has held that salaries paid to nuns and priests of religious congregations, working as teachers in government or government aided educations institutions are liable for tax deduction at source (TDS) (Provincial Superior, Nirmal Rani Provincial House v. Union of India).

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