The below FYI.
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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
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
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.