Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

-PTI

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19, a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent.


Funds for propagation of the right to information have been slashed by over 38 per cent in the Union Budget 2019-20 as compared to last fiscal's allocation.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19, a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent.

In last year's budget, Rs 7 crore was earmarked for the CIC and the RTI, but it was revised to Rs 9 crore.

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Outlook India, 5 July, 2019, https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/business-news-budget-2019-over-38-cut-in-funds-for-rti-propagation/333639

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