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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 mobilization of specialists in agricultural construction. ( Izv. No. 139, S. U. 52‐309 ).  

Article No. 309.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

In view of the recognition by the decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars dated April 1, 1921, agricultural engineering (No. 28, Art. 157 ) as a matter of extraordinary state importance, the Council of Labor and Defense decides:

1.     To announce the mobilization of all skilled workers, foremen, draftsmen, engineers who have worked for at least 6 months in agricultural engineering over the past 10 years, at the age of skilled workers and; craftsmen up to 50 years old, and engineers, technicians and draftsmen up to 55 years old, of the following categories: machinists, their assistants, stokers, electricians, blacksmiths, hammers (for manual breaking), blacksmiths and hammers on driven hammers, stampers, hot and cold presses metalworking, grinders, cement workers, levelers, grinders, workers of specific specialties of agricultural engineering, such as: on inert and plowed, etc., drills, crushing, planers, turners, toolmakers, fitters, assemblers, model designers, carpenters ‐ woodworkers, riveters, foundry workers,

2.     All those who graduated from secondary and higher educational institutions in agricultural engineering, regardless of whether they worked or did not work in agricultural enterprises, are subject to mobilization on an equal basis with the persons specified in paragraph 1 of this resolution.

Note . Mobilization specified in clauses 1 and 2 of this resolution is not subject to: a) Red Army men and servicemen of 1898‐1901, b) military men and c) persons of command and military‐political personnel. The latter can be seconded as personal deferrals through the Central Commission for deferrals under the Revolutionary Council of the Republic (Ocekotprise).

3.     All of the items listed in p. 1 and 2 persons are required, within 3 days from the date of the announcement, to register with the local Labor Departments and fill out registration cards in the following form: a) name, patronymic and surname, b) year of birth, c) place of residence, d) marital status, e) what position he occupies, f) what position he held and what work did he perform in agricultural engineering, where and for how long.

4.     Persons employed in agricultural engineering enterprises and institutions are exempt from personal attendance for registration, in exchange for it, they must draw up and fill out a registration card, according to the above sample and submit it to their institutions, with the seal and signatures of the persons in charge, who are obliged to accurately and in detail indicate the position and nature of the work actually performed by these specialists at the time of registration and submit them to the relevant Labor Departments with the list.

5.     After filling out the mobilization cards, the recruits remain in their former places and are obliged to appear at the disposal of the local Labor Departments within 3 days from the date of receipt of the notice of attendance.

6.     The mobilization of specialists in agricultural engineering, in accordance with this resolution, should be completed within 3 weeks from the date of publication of this.

7.     Institutions in whose service the mobilized were given the right to apply to the Deferral Commissions at the Labor Departments to leave them at their former duty station.

8.     Local Labor Departments submit weekly telegraphic reports on the progress of mobilization in the form established by the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor.

9.     The commissions for combating desertion are charged with the obligation to comply with this resolution by all institutions of the RSFSR.

10.  For non‐observance of this order, the persons in charge of the institutions will be turned over to the Revolutionary Tribunal as harboring deserters, and the aforementioned specialists as deserters.

11.  This decree shall be put into effect by telegraph.

Signed by:

AI Rykov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Labor and Defense .

Secretary of Labor and Defense L. Fotieva .

June 15, 1921.

Published in No. 139 of the News of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets on June 29, 1921.