Written: Written October 23, 1920
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 220b-221a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Direct a commission of comrades
a) to collect information on the food supply of Soviet office employees of different departments compared with that of the workers (including unlawful supply);
b) to discuss measures for establishing greater uniformity and order in this field;
c) to submit a draft of personnel and regulations governing a commission for determining staffs of various institutions and studying work norms of Soviet office employees, their numbers, the results of their work, and so forth.
 The question of work and food rations for Soviet office employees was discussed at a meeting of the Council of People’s Commis- sars on October 23, 1920, Lenin’s proposals were incorporated in tote in the decision adopted on this matter. The C.P.C. directed the commission set up for this purpose to make its report on October 26, 1920.