V. I.   Lenin

Addenda to the Draft Decision for the C.P.C. on
Collective Pay for Employees of State Institutions[1]

Written: Written June 28, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 3nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 42, page 329a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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A five-man commission to be charged with collecting the fullest possible material for an estimation of both payments in kind and actual money payments, embracing all and every form of such payment without exception, including cab fares, etc., which are now being applied in Moscow’s central institutions.


Collective supply both for workers and office employees is to be introduced subject to the following rules:

1) each enterprise where collective supply is introduced concludes a special agreement with the Government;

2) under this agreement, the enterprise (in the person of its management and specially elected representatives) undertakes to steadily reduce the number of workers and office employees and raise their productivity, as well as work discipline to a normal level. An enterprise in industry corresponds to a department or subdepartment, etc., for state employees;

3) non-fulfilment of the agreement entails a penalty, including total loss of supply.


[1] The draft decision on collective pay for employees of state institutions was discussed in the C. P.C. on June 14, 21 24 and 28 and July 8, 1921. The system of collective supply was designed to replace that of individual supply by ration coupons and lists as well as bonuses paid in kind. The workers and office employees received remuneration exclusively in the form of wages and salaries, the amount of which was fixed for each enterprise as a whole, i.e., collectively for all the workers and office staffs. On June 24 the C.P.C. passed a decision adopting the system of collective pay for employees of state institutions in Moscow and Petrograd as from July 1. and in the remaining districts of the Republic not earlier than September 1, and setup a commission to complete "the draft in order to determine, on the basis of at least limited approximate data, what the number of Soviet employees will be after the reduction and what their pay is in money and in kind. On June 28, 1921, the C.P.C., followng reports by A.B. Khalatov and L. I. Ginsburg, passed its decision on collective pay for employees in state institutions with amendments to Point “A” proposed by Lenin and with his wording of Point “D”. The final text of the Council’s decision was adopted on July 8, 1921.

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