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On the procedure for the implementation of a labor tax for the preparation and removal of firewood. ( Izv. No. 278, S. U. 79‐666). 

Article No. 666.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

The Labor and Defense Council, in the development of the instructions to the Regional and Provincial Economic Meetings of December 2, 1921, decided:

1.                   The state program of the Main Forestry Committee for the procurement and removal of firewood should be divided into 2 parts according to the method of its implementation, of which one should be carried out in the order of labor tax, through the organs of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor in accordance with 8 of the instructions of the Council of Labor and Defense of December 2, 1921 ., and the other part of the program, as well as unscheduled selfprocurement, to perform in the manner of free recruitment of labor.

2.                   The maximum annual task, including the fully established by law annual rate of labor tax in transfer to work on the preparation and removal of firewood, shall be calculated at the rate of 6 days of work in the emergency position and 1 cubic meters of harvesting per one able‐bodied man and cubic meters of removal per head of working cattle at an average distance of 10 versts.

3.                   The production norms of the labor tax specified in 2 are subject to distribution by periods of the year in accordance with clause 6 of the instructions of the Labor and Defense Council of December 2, 1921 in the following order.

 

Periods:

number days work

Blank

Export

January March

3

cub. sazhen

⅜ cub. sazhen

April‐September

1

cub. sazhen

⅛ cub. sazhen

October December

2

cubic meter sazhen

cub. sazhen

Note . The calendar application of the specified tax periods and the lesson norms of work carried out during these periods may be changed in accordance with clauses. 15‐17 instructions of the Council of Labor and Defense.

4.                   Harvesting firewood in the manner of a difficult tax to carry out, attracting exclusively the male population, the removal of citizens of both sexes in the manner of a guzhnalog.

5.                   Within the period established by the Department of Labor in accordance with paragraph 2 of the instructions of the Council of Labor and Defense of December 2 of this year. d., provide the persons involved in the procurement or removal of firewood in the manner of labor tax to perform work on certain days of their choice.

6.                   To allow the involvement of the population in serving the labor tax for logging and timber removal work at a distance from the place of residence of those involved within the limits established by the decree of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions of August 15, 1921.

Note 1 . If it is necessary to increase these distances according to local conditions, such is allowed with a corresponding decrease in the norms of the labor tax, by a special resolution of the Provincial Economic Councils.

Note 2 . Those exempted from the labor tax for logging by distance are involved in other work.

7.                   Regional and Provincial Economic Meetings, within two weeks from the date of publication of this resolution, are obliged to establish, in accordance with clause 4 of the Labor and Defense Council instruction of December 2, 1921, the amount of harvesting and removal of fuel and timber to be carried out in accordance with the labor tax procedure, and report such to the Main Forestry Committee and the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor.

Signed by:

Chairman of the Council of Labor and Defense V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .

L. Fotieva, Secretary of the Council of Labor and Defense .

December 5, 1921.

Published in No. 278 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated December 10, 1921.