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Delhi: Over 63 per cent cut in budget for RTI, CIC

Sajib Nandi

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Sajib Nandi

A massive cut of over 63 per cent in the funds for the transparency watchdog -- Central Information Commission -- and propagation of the Right to Information Act has been announced in the Union Budget.


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated only Rs 8.66 crore under the head "CIC and RTI" which is a drastic cut of Rs 14.95 crore (or a deduction of over 63 per cent) from the revised estimates of 23.61 crore for 2017-18.


Read more at: https://www.newindianexpress.com/business/budget-2018/2018/feb/01/over-63-per-cent-cut-in-budget-for-rti-cic-1766846.html


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