The below FYI.
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On CIS's grants request from Wikimedia
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 18:43:42 +0530
From: Vishnu <visdaviva(a)gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
<wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, "Mailing list for Wikimedians /
Wikipedians in Bangalore, India" <wikimedia-in-blr(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>,
"Kannada Wikipedia Discussion List wikikn-l(a)wikipedia.org"
Some responses here on Meta  on behalf of CIS. I have also commented
in my individual capacity on the statutory aspects to the best of my
knowledge. Also see some in-line replies.
On Monday 12 May 2014 05:45 PM, Hari Prasad Nadig wrote:
As you all know, Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore has sought
funding of about *1.8 Crores* through the FDC process from Wikimedia
Foundation to carry out work on seven local language projects in India
that includes Kannada, Telugu among others. 
The funds primarily cover the salaries of the people belonging to the
CIS-A2K team among other administrative expenses and other expenses as
outlined on their proposal page.
As may of you know, please note that CIS has proposed the said budget to
implement 21 plans of which there are 7 language area plans, 8 stand
along projects, 3 community strengthening initiatives, etc.
The proposal was up for Community review and comments until April 30th
and many have recorded their response about it . Several community
members have come forward in pointing out that the staff salaries
being paid and that being proposed - are quite on the higher side
(which is up to 2.4 Lakhs per month per person).
As you may have already seen in the budget, please note that the salary
proposed is for 7 employees on the CIS-A2K team and the average per
person salary would come to less than 1 lakh per month, per person and
not as stated above.
CIS-A2K welcomes your feedback and suggestions.