Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Draft Decision for the Plenum of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on
Organising the Work of the Secretariat

Written: Written April 3, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 413.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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The C.C. directs the Secretariat to strictly fix and adhere to the schedule of official reception hours and to publish it; the secretaries are to make it a rule not to personally undertake any work other than major tasks of a principled nature, and to turn such work over to their assistants and technical secretaries.

Comrade Stalin is directed to immediately find himself deputies and assistants relieving him of work (other than general management and guidance of a principled nature) in government offices.

The C.C. directs the Orgbureau and the Politbureau to submit within a fortnight a list of candidates for members of the Board and deputy commissars of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection.{1}


{1} The C.C. plenum on April 3, 1922, adopted this draft with the following addendum: “... in order that Comrade Stalin may he completely released from work in the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection.” Following the plenum’s decision to appoint Stalin General Secretary of the C.C. of the R.C.P., he was relieved of his duties as People’s Commissar of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection under a decision of the Council of People’s Commissars dated April 25, 1922.

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