I have responded to the questions on the talk page. Do let us have the
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:24 AM, Jayanta Nath <jayanta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> + Ravi
> On Monday, April 14, 2014, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> (copy of this comment placed at
>> We can continue discussing there)
>> Thanks for the elaborate work plan.
>> 1. The way the budget is presented at
>> is misleading. A good percent of this budget will be spent on staff
>> salary, travel logisitics and other things which will not be there if the
>> work is done by the community. So, this is not the actual cost needed for
>> the desired output but the cost arising because of the involvement of paid
>> So besides this way of presenting the budget, there should also be a
>> regular way of presenting budget like how the chapters are asked to submit
>> during FDC application. It can be noted that during the last round of FDC
>> funding application, WMIN faced very strict criterion regarding
>> infrastructure cost, staff salary cost.
>> 2. I have an eerie feeling that the community development work in India
>> is getting outsourced to NGOs like CIS at the cost of crippling budding
>> local chapters like WMIN. The way Hindi Wikipedia seeks help for content
>> management (fixing Google articles) confirms my concern.
>> 3. Where can I find WMF's open assessment of the work done by CIS-A2K in
>> the previous year? How is the cost for the work done justified? If the cost
>> if justified, then the actual communities and the content they have
>> developed on their on own are worth many crores of Indian rupees. But, we
>> face strict guidelines when applying for grants whereas NGOs like CIS don't
>> have that strict criterion.
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