Supreme Court upholds Himachal Pradesh law levying tax on transport vehicle owners carrying passengers for free

The Court has upheld a 1997 law levying passenger tax on transport vehicle owners ferrying passengers for free, although the driver, conductor, and employees discharging vehicle-related duties would be excluded.
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 1997 Himachal Pradesh legislation that imposed tax on transport vehicles carrying passengers free of cost, including vehicles by employers for transporting their employees and families [NHPC vs State of Himachal Pradesh Secretary and ors].

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