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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 USSRDownload PDF this collection
No. 32, article 155
Decree of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars.
On disciplinary and administrative penalties imposed on members of the Executive Committees and employees in Soviet institutions.
1. In order to raise and strengthen discipline in Soviet institutions, the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars decide: to introduce the following rules on the imposition of penalties for violation of service discipline.
2. Disciplinary sanctions are imposed:
For members of all local Executive Committees ‐ by the Presidium of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee, the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars, the Defense Council, the Peopleʹs Commissar of Internal Affairs and the Peopleʹs Commissar of Food, the latter on the basis of the decree of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee of May 9, 1918 ( 1918 . No. 35, Art. 468 ).
For members of county, volost and rural Executive Committees ‐ by the Presidium of the Provincial Executive Committees.
3. Disciplinary sanctions are imposed by the Peopleʹs Commissars on all employees of the central and local institutions of the department, while the members of the collegiums are imposed only in relation to the employees of those departments which they are in charge of and the corresponding sub‐departments of local institutions, and they inform the collegium of the Peopleʹs Commissariat about the disciplinary sanctions imposed.
4. The presidium of the local Executive Committee shall be notified of the imposition of a disciplinary sanction on the members of the Executive Committee. The head of the relevant department is notified of the collection on employees.
5. Commissioners of the central government have the right to impose disciplinary sanctions if this right is specifically stipulated in their mandate. The presidium of the provincial or district Executive Committee is notified of each survey.
Those authorized by the Provincial Executive Committee have the right to impose disciplinary sanctions on members of subordinate Executive Committees if this right is specifically stipulated in their mandate. The county executive committee is notified of each penalty.
6. The above institutions and persons may be subject to the following disciplinary sanctions:
• a) reprimand;
• b) a reprimand with publication in print:
• c) arrest up to two weeks;
• d) transfer to a lower position.
7. The disciplinary sanctions imposed in accordance with this provision are entered by the institution in which the person who was punished is serving in a special book and are carried out on the employeeʹs personal file.
8. The Presidium of the Provincial Executive Committee, subject to a unanimous decision, has the right, in the event of emergency work by a member of the Executive Committee subject to arrest, to postpone his serving for one week. On further postponement, the Provincial Executive Committee is obliged to seek the consent of the institution that imposed the penalty.
Signed by: Chairman of the All‐Russian Central Executive
Committee M. Kalinin .
Chairman of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .
Secretary of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee A. Yenukidze .
April 26, 1920.
Published in No. 90 of Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive
Committee of Soviets dated April 28, 1920.
On the distribution of labor for loading, procurement and
transportation of fuel. ( Izv. No. 25, S. U. 9‐62).