That is a very appropriate decision. There is nothing to be ashamed of for being realistic. The salary and other perks attached to the office of the ICs is befitting that post. It is really required unless one is a multi-millionaire having no other worries. The other point is about the volunteers. I dont know how far it would be appropriate to depend on volunteers. They will also have same financial and other compulsions as any one else. The CIC is a public office. Let us recongnise it as it is. Like all public offices, it has to be run by public servants - not by volunteers. Volunteers have no authority to be there. They cannot be shouldered with responsibility without authority. An NGO can be run by volunteers. Not a Govt office or institution. The fallouts will be disastrous.