There are good numbers of case laws (Supreme Court/high Court) regarding definition of a commercial activity - relating to a question whether a commercial activity can be conducted at a residential premises - especially in a residential society.Carrying on a profession like Chartered Accountant/Advocate etc., has been well decided by the SC. However, my specific issue is : whether taking tuition classes by a Teacher working at a school is a commercial activity - Is teaching as such is recognized as "profession" likened to Chartered Accountant/Advocates!
When confronted, usually the members carrying on the tuition activity may take shelter under the Constitutional rights to carry on a profession/earning/livelihood etc. Whether this would cover Teachers who are actually earning extra money in addition to handsome salaries paid out by the Schools. In fact the teachers gain double by inducing their own students to shell out monies in the name of tuition!
Would solicit considered views with case laws from my fellow members and eminent seniors