Written: December 13 (26), 1917
Published: First published in 196,5 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Vol. 54. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 42, page 45a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The Council of People’s Commissars decrees that the rates of pay recognised by the Government Office Staffs Commission and accepted by the All-Russia Convention of Junior Employees of Government Institutions shall be recognised as a norm to be guided by.
 This draft was written by Lenin in connection with the discussion at a meeting of the C.P.C. held on December 13 (26), 1917, of a report on the work of the Conciliation Board setup by the C.P.C. on December 11 (24) to examine the question of rates of pay for employees of government offices; the draft was endorsed with a slightly modified wording. On the strength of this decree the C.P.C. circulated an order to all the People’s Commissariats establishing as from November 1 (14), 1917, new increased rates of pay for these employees; the People’s Commissars were directed to introduce immediately the necessary changes in the salary estimates for 1918.