Hi all, I have one important question here. The Foreign Contribution Regulatory Act prohibits money received from abroad to be used as payments or salaries to anyone employed with the press or media. I believe Dr. Pavanaja is a columnist for Prajavani. How does this work out? It's just a preemptive question.
On 12 May 2014 17:45, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpna...@gmail.com> wrote: > Fellow Wikimedians, > > 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. > > 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). > > Apart from the concerns on extremely high salaries for Indian norms of the > team members of CIS-A2K team, there have been some serious concerns raised > about some apparent Conflict of Interest  and non-compliance with the > local laws (mainly Karnataka Societies act and the Foreign Contribution > Regulation Act). > > However, looks like the proposal has moved forward through the FDC process > for funding despite the concerns raised and has gotten through to the next > stage. > > More concerns have now been raised by several community members on the > Staff Assessment discussion page here: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Staff_proposal_assessment > > I invite you to participate in the discussion and help steer this in the > right direction. > >  - > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form >  - > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form >  - > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Draft_Work_plan_July_2014_-_June_2015/Budget#Budget_as_per_Expenditure_Heads > > Thank you, > -- > Hari Prasad Nadig > http://hpnadig.net > http://twitter.com/hpnadig > http://flickr.com/hpnadig > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan, What goes around, may not necessarily come around, it may simply bounce back. Please sign this petition for Volvo buses in Coimbatore: https://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/the-transport-minister-tamil-nadu-introduction-of-volvo-city-buses-in-the-city-of-coimbatore
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