In pursuance of Right to Information Act 2005, the Vice-Chancellor of the Kannada University is the First Appellate Authority. The present Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sa. Chi. Ramesh is first Appellate Authority of Kannada University. Registrar Dr. Ashok Kumar Ranjere is the Public Relation Officer and Dr D. Meenakshi (Deputy Director of Information Centre) is the Nodal Officer for Public Relations. As per RTI 2005 Section 5(1) and 19(1), the University has been submitting its official reports to the Education Department from time to time.
The University has been maintaining a separate file to keep the record of RTI applications and deposits the amount received as part of RTI Postal Orders. The Finance Department deposits the amount in the Varsity Account and maintains transparency at all levels.
The RTI applications are answered within the stipulated time. As per the official records maintained at the varsity, a total of 600 RTI applications have been received from 2005-06 to 2017-18. Also, the Varsity has submitted annual reports of 11 years and the annual report of 2018-19 is being prepared.
A separate book is kept to enter the RTI application and excess amount received if any is also maintained in a separate ledger. A separate file for Postal orders is maintained. Each application has a separate file and a register is maintained to record the outward applications. The varsity authorities have appeared before the Law of Court for having caused delay in responding to the applications. However, as of now there are no pending cases against the Varsity.