V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the C.P.C. on
Control of S.E.C. Expenditure[1]

Written: March 26, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 85b-86a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The C.P.C. instructs the representatives, one from the State Control and one from the Commissariat for Finance, to form a commission which, not later than tomorrow, shall start an inspection of the books of the accounting office   under the Fuel Department of the S.E.C. and also other accounting offices of the S.E.C.

Comrade Bogolepov is charged with summoning the commission.

The same commission is charged with: first, specially examining the question of forms of accountancy; second, demanding precise statements in writing signed by all the persons concerned certifying their participation in the allocation of money and the conduct of business operations of the various departments of the S.E.C.

The commission shall furthermore demand of the people in charge that they present in the near future the appropriate documents from all subordinate institutions and persons through whom expenditure of S.E.C. sums is effected.

The C.P.C. reprimands the S.E.C. and especially its Fuel Department for the extremely irregular manner in which they conduct business.


[1] This draft, proposed by Lenin during the discussion of the question of “The Organisation of Control Over Expenditure by all Departments of the Supreme Economic Council”, was adopted at the C.P.C. meeting on March 28, 1918.

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