First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 428b-429a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Distribution of functions between the Deputy Chairmen:
1. One deputy takes the C.L.D., the other two the C.P.C. monthly.
2. They divide the People’s Commissariats between them according (or similar) to the spring list of 1922.
3. Work already started (for example, the trusts—the Trust Commission; account of expenditure on heavy industry) is to be continued by Comrade Kamenev.
4. Each deputy chairman undertakes a check of staffs;—a certain part weekly or fortnightly (to be calculated and scheduled in such a way that each check is devoted in turn to one or another People’s Commissariat;—now top, now bottom;—that each check is documented by a detailed statement in writing; those parts of the unchecked commissariats which do not carry out similar reductions and improvements ordered for other commissariats shall incur a penalty, including arrest and dismissal).
 See also present edition, Vol. 33, pp. 247–48, and 335-43; and pp. 431–33 of this volume.
The list referred to lower down is the one given in the Draft Decree on the Functions of the Deputy Chairmen of the C.P.C. and the C.L.D. (see present edition, Vol. 33, pp. 342–43).