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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 prohibition of Soviet institutions and enterprises and public organizations to invite contractors, authorized and contractors for the performance of any work and assignments. ( Izv. No. 11, S. U. 3‐29 ). 

Article No. 29.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

In changing all previous decrees and resolutions of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars and the Council of Labor and Defense on the admission of counter‐agents, authorized persons and other persons to participate in. various kinds of restoration, construction, procurement and other work, the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars decided:

1.                   All Soviet institutions and enterprises, as well as public organizations, shall be prohibited from inviting counteragents, authorized agents and contractors to carry out any procurement, restoration, construction and, in general, any work and assignments. All the above work must be carried out in an economic way by the relevant economic bodies of the Soviet power and by public organizations according to their affiliation.

2.                   All contracts concluded with Soviet institutions, enterprises, as well as public organizations with authorized agents, counteragents, contractors and other persons, on January 1, 1921 are considered canceled.

3.                   To implement this resolution and develop detailed instructions to form a Commission under the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars, consisting of representatives of: the Peopleʹs Commissariat of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspection, the Supreme Council of the National Economy, the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions, the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Ways of Communication and the Main Committee on General Labor duty, which is instructed to develop all the necessary instructions and regulations within a week.

4.                   The Commission shall be charged with the obligation, no later than one month, with the obligatory participation of the interested departments, to establish the exact terms and procedure for the transition of individual works from the contracting system to the economic method. If it is necessary to extend the term of certain works after January 1, 1921, the issue is submitted for approval by the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars.

5.                   All commissioners, contractors, etc. agents, as well as all employees and technical personnel employed by counter‐agents in these works by November 15, 1920, are registered by the General Committee for General Labor Service not later than January 1, 1921 d. through the bodies in which they are currently employed. All of the above persons are considered to be mobilized and remain in their places until further notice by the General Committee on General Labor Service.

Note 1 . The procedure and form of registration of the above persons are determined by the Main Committee for General Labor Service by special instructions.

Note 2 . In case of calculation or completion of work before the issuance of the instructions by the Main Committee on General Labor Service, all the above persons are transferred by the bodies in which they were employed, at the disposal of the Committee on General Labor Service for their use in their specialty.

6.                   Not later than 2 weeks from the date of publication of the instruction by the Main Committee for General Labor Service, economic bodies are given the right to file petitions with the Committee for General Labor Service for the abandonment and recruitment of the above persons, and the priority right to this apparatus with personnel belongs to that economic body where the most important work is carried out by them.

7.                   All authorized agents, contractors, etc. agents are obliged to give under personal responsibility or their authorized representatives in accordance with the rules established by the decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of April 16 on requisition and confiscation (1920 No. 29, Art. 143), all the inventory they have, as well as materials to those bodies in which they performed certain work, and the latter are responsible for checking the correct delivery of this property, as well as bringing to justice those who have hidden part of the property. All of the above inventory, as well as materials, go to the full disposal of this institution, and if they are in surplus, then it must immediately hand over them to the appropriate distribution authorities. The Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspectorate is responsible for checking the rational use of property received from authorized persons, etc.

8.                   To oblige the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions, within two weeks from the date of approval of this resolution, to consider and, if necessary, supplement the regulation on piecework and on the procedure for their application. To establish bonuses for administrative and technical personnel for the urgency and speed of execution of those and other works. To revise the established limits for extra work in piecework, subject to a mandatory revision of production standards in the sense of increasing them.

9.                   The Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspectorate is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of this regulation and bringing those responsible for non‐compliance or violation of this regulation to court.

Signed by:

Chairman of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .

Head of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars V. Bonch‐Bruevich .

L. Fotieva, Secretary of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars .

November 24, 1920.

Published in No. 11 of the News of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated January 18, 1921.

Appendix 1.

Instructions on the procedure for the transition from a contract production method to an economic one.

I.                    From January 1, 21, all Soviet institutions, enterprises and public organizations that carry out various kinds of work in a contract manner through counter‐agents, contractors, authorized or other persons, enroll the latter and all their employees, workers and their service personnel in their states for non‐stop production of work on the instructions of the relevant economic authorities.

Note 1.Soviet institutions, enterprises and public organizations, which, in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of November 24, 1920, allowed the production of certain works by a contractual method and after January 1, 1921, or by which a petition was filed with the Commission through the Central Office for permission to continue the production of such works by a contract method after the specified period, in the first case, clause 1 of this instruction is performed immediately after the end of the period given to them to continue work by a contract method, in the second case, the institutions that have filed applications confirmed by the central departments before January 1, continue to work on the previous grounds before receiving a notice of rejection by the Commission of the application. Each department is obliged to notify the subordinate institution that filed the application

Note  2 . Small artisans, handicraftsmen and their associations, who do not use hired labor and perform tasks under the control of the relevant statutory bodies in the center and in the localities, act in accordance with the decree of September 7, 1920 (No. 78, art. 366 ) section 1 st.

II.                  Simultaneously with enrollment in the states ( 1), Soviet institutions, enterprises and public organizations initiate, in accordance with clause 6 of the Resolution of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of November 24, a petition to the Provincial Committees for General Labor Service to leave in the states the relevant economic bodies that belonged to the contracting enterprise, counter‐agents, contractors, commissioners and all their employees, workers and their service personnel.

III.                All persons enlisted under 1 in the states receive from the moment of their enrollment to the states wages at wage rates on a time basis or piece‐rate based on the November 24 Ordinance.

IV.                Soviet institutions, enterprises and public organizations settle accounts with former contractors, counterparties and those authorized for the work performed by the latter until the termination of work by a contract method as follows:

a)                   If there are indications in contracts and estimates, legally approved, the cost of individual parts of the work ‐ according to contracts or estimates.

b)                  In the absence of such instructions according to the definitions of the provincial special commissions, proceeding from the ratio of the cost of the work performed to the cost of all the work that should have been performed according to the contract or estimate. The aforementioned commissions are also responsible for considering applications from interested parties about the necessary expenses they have made for organizing work (expenses for finding workers and employees, tools and materials for production), for lower labor productivity at the beginning of work, for a higher cost of work depending on the time of year, in which work was done.

Note . Provincial special commissions are made up of representatives of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspectorate, the corresponding Provincial Trade Union, the Provincial Council of National Economy with the obligatory participation of representatives of the departments concerned. the right of an advisory vote. All issues related to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Railways are brought in by the roads for permission of the commissions (at the location of the railway administrations), consisting of representatives of the Central Committee of the All‐Russian United Union of Railway and Water Transport Workers, the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspection and the local Executive Committee. Interested persons are admitted to the commission to give explanations and can appeal against the decisions of the commission to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of the Workers ʹand

Peasantsʹ Inspection.

c)                   Payment to counter‐agents of the amounts they follow, according to the calculation, in the cases provided for in paragraph “b)”, is allowed only upon approval of the submitted calculations to the Peopleʹs Commissariat of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspection or its bodies.

d)                  Inventory, tools and materials belonging to counter‐agents, contractors or authorized persons are transferred to the disposal of interested institutions, enterprises or organizations in accordance with the Decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of November 24 on the basis of the decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of

April 16, 1920 ( No. 29, article 143 ) on requisitions and confiscations.

e)                   The amounts received from counter‐agents, contractors or authorized, according to the calculation, are collected by the institutions concerned by all legal means immediately after the calculation is made by the commission and are immediately brought to the attention of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Inspection or its bodies.

Signed:

V. Avanesov, Chairman of the Commission under the Council of

Peopleʹs Commissars .

Appendix 2 .