V. I. Lenin

Note To Stalin

On Reorganisation Of State Control

Written: 8 March, 1919
First Published: 1928; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 28, page 485
Translated: Jim Riordan
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

I think the following should be added to the decree on control:

1) formation of central (and local) bodies with workers' participation;

2) introduction by law of the systematic participation of witnesses from among the workers, with compulsory participation of up to two-thirds women;

3) giving immediate priority to the following as our urgent tasks:

(a) lightning inquiries into citizens' complaints

(b) combating red tape

(c) revolutionary measures to combat abuses and red tape

(d) special attention to boosting labour productivity, and

(e) to increasing the quantity of products, etc.