1. WMF has questioned the salary rationale for WMIN staff.
But, I see no such questions ever asked for CIS.
To provide you the context:
The annual salary of CIS-A2K program director alone is 2,400,000 INR per
year which is 29% more than the WMIN's whole annual budget for last year
which is 1,848,736 INR.
T. Sowmyan who did a wonderful job as WMIN's executive manager got paid
504,000 INR a year.
This is less than the amount CIS-A2K pays to its advisor Dr. Tejaswini
Niranjana which is 528,000 INR. She gets this paid a s a distinguished
fellow of CIS for which she is not expected to do anything.
2. FDC has commented that WMIN aiming to go from 0.5 staff to 3 staff is
600% growth. But, I have seen no such comments on CIS having 5 full time
staff to begin with and planning to add 2 more in the coming year.
3. CIS-A2K has applied for an institutional development fee of 1,673,314
INR which is almost 50% of WMIN's annual budget. And CIS-A2K has the
liberty to spend it anyway they want.
If this is not discrimination or double standard, then what is this?