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. The allocation is a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent. In last year’s budget, Rs seven crore was earmarked for the CIC and the RTI, but it was revised to Rs nine crore.