About Karnataka Appellate Tribunal
Karnataka Appellate Tribunal (K.A.T) was established under the K.A.T Acts of 1976.
It hears appeals against the orders of the competent authorities under the Karnataka Land Revenue Act 1964, Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act 1959, Karnataka Sales Tax Act 1957, Karnataka Entertainment Tax Act 1958 & Karnataka Entry Tax Act.
It is thus a common Appellate Authority for the Revenue Department, Department of Co-operation & the Commercial Taxes Department, but it is attached to the Revenue Department.
The K.A.T. consists of the Chairman and 8 Benches. The Chairman is a very Senior I.A.S. officer of the Above Super Time Scale Grade. Each Bench has one Judicial Member and one administrative Member. There are two Revenue Benches, two Co-operation Benches & Four Commercial Tax Benches. The present Chairman is Smt. M.V. Jayanthi, IAS, with effect from 30.01.2018.