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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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On the liquidation of the Main Committee for General Labor Service and local Committees for General Labor Service and the reorganization of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor. ( Izv. No. 65, S. U. 30‐164 ). 

Article 164.

Decree of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars.

The All‐Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars decide:

1. To entrust the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and local Labor Departments with the implementation of accounting, distribution, mobilization and redistribution of labor in the manner of universal labor service.

2. To liquidate the Main and local Committees for general labor service (Comtrudy) with the transfer of all functions and rights of these institutions, as well as their inventory and personnel to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and local Labor Departments.

Note . The inventory and personnel of the Comtrudes, transferred by the latter for temporary use by the Management Departments, are returned to the Management Departments.

3. Withdraw from the Supreme Council of the National Economy the Main Bureau for the Accounting and Distribution of Technical Forces and its local bodies and transfer them, together with personnel and equipment, to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and its local bodies.

4. In order to unite the work of the local bodies of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and the Military Department in the matter of labor mobilization and the organization of labor units, ‐ and the Administration Departments in the use of labor of prisoners in camps, carrying out mass conscriptions and transferring those mobilized through Evacuation Points ‐ it is necessary to establish permanent organizational communication between the Labor Departments and the Administration Departments and the Military Commissariats. To instruct the          Peopleʹs                Commissariat    of Labor,    the          Peopleʹs

Commissariat for Military Affairs and the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Internal Affairs to develop, by mutual agreement and publish in the prescribed manner, detailed instructions defining the details of organizational ties.

Note . If it is necessary to carry out mass labor mobilizations and labor duties on a nationwide scale, the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor will preliminarily agree on a plan for carrying them out with the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Internal Affairs and the Military Department according to their affiliation.

5. Withdraw from the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and local Labor Departments the Central and local Labor Protection Departments and transfer to the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions and Councils of Trade Unions.

Note . The Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions are instructed to jointly develop a procedure for transferring the case of Labor Protection from the jurisdiction of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor to the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions.

6. Withdraw from the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and local Labor Departments the Tariff Departments and transfer them to the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions and Councils of Trade Unions.

7. All decisions, instructions and orders of the Main Committee for the Conduct of Labor Service and local Comtrudes remain in force and are subject to execution pending the relevant decisions of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor and local Labor Departments.

8. This resolution completely repeals 3 of the “Resolutions of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars on the procedure for conducting general labor service” ( Collected Uzak. 1920, No. 8, Art. 49 ) and 1, 2, 3 of the “Provisions on Committees for General labor service

ʺdated February 5, 1920 ( Collection of Uzak. 1920, No. 8, article 50 ).

Signed by:

Chairman of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee M.  Kali Nin .

Chairman of the Council of Peopleʹs

Commissars V.  Ulyanov (Lenin) .

Secretary of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee P.

Zalutsky .

March 24, 1921.

Published in No. 65 of the News of the All‐Russian Central

Executive Committee of Soviets dated March 26, 1921.

 

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