Written: Written between February 28 and March 16, 1922
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 493-494a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The All-Russia C.E.C. has resolved:1)
To entrust the People’s Commissariat for Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection with control and supervision over the activity of all public and private organisations, establishments and enterprises, without exception, from the standpoint of fulfilment of the obligations they have undertaken from state organs.
In pursuance of this, the P.C.W.P.I. shall have the power of:
1. Subsequent, control over all monetary and material
resources, allocated by the state to the said organisations, enterprises and establishments, by way;of financing, subsidy and credits, extended to them, or made available to them on the strength of contracts concluded by them with the state, and verification of all acts flowing from these obligations....
To Comrade Stalin
That won’t do.
1) Not to “entrust”, but to explain the laws in force and their incompleteness in the given sense.
2) Not only from this standpoint. But also from the standpoint of legality. And from the standpoint of collecting material for new laws. And from many other standpoints.
3) Not only “allocated by the state”.
This should be rewritten once again. Thought out three times more thoroughly. Many more details given. Everything set out so that the
whole should not have the appearance of a new decree, but of an elucidation and summary of the old ones.
Pass through the C.P.C. and confirm by the All-Russia C.E.C. on someone’s complaint.
This is urgent! Very urgent !!
Please let me have both this and the new draft after reworking.
 Lenin’s remarks on a draft All-Russia C.E.C. decision on the tasks of the People’s Commissariat for Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection under the New Economic Policy were taken into account in the final drafting of this decision (see Izvestia VTsIK No. 67 of March 24, 1922). For Lenin’s correspondence on the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection control over the activity of private enterprises see Lenin Miscellany XXXV, pp. 324–29.