Well once again a computer science & engineering student is wandering in the Law department with this post ! 😛
I was applying for a new PAN card and was filling the form online. At some point I came across this line (see image below) that defines people as Idiots also ! I mean how could a government segregate people as ‘Idiots’ !!??
After reading this I wasted no time and read the Section 160 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the act says
“(1) For the purposes of this Act, “representative assessee” means—
(ii) in respect of the income of a minor, lunatic or idiot, the guardian or manager who is entitled to receive or is in receipt of such income on behalf of such minor, lunatic or idiot; . . . ”
Idiot is basically a stupid person. But I wonder how can the government call / segregate someone as stupid ? I don’t know if someone else ever noticed this or not, but I didn’t find this amusing at all ! I wish I could ask the government On What basis does it classify people as Idiots ?
I know this post won’t make any difference to anyone, but this is my opinion and I certainly dislike the way the act is described and that IF I could, I would have removed the word ‘Idiot’ from the Act itself !