Budget cut for apex court, poll panel

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Both the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India have received much lesser budget allocations for the financial year 2010-11 as against the current fiscal.

As per the budget, the apex court will get Rs.85 crore in the coming fiscal, nearly Rs.14 crore less. In the revised 2009-10 budget, it was given a sum of Rs.98.83 crore.

Similarly, the Election Commission of India was allocated Rs.19.46 crore, over Rs.six crore less than 2009-10.

According to the budget documents, both the institutions will get these amounts under the non-plan outlay heading.

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