Commission of Soviet Control

Commission of Soviet Control

 

a commission of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR, a body of state control, created in 1934 to replace the People’s Commissariat of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspectorate as a systematic check on the execution of the government’s decisions and as a means of strengthening state discipline in all links of the soviet and economic apparatus.

On the basis of a decision by the Seventeenth Congress of the ACP (Bolshevik), the People’s Commissariat of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspectorate was abolished and the Executive Commission of the Council of People’s commissars of the USSR was transformed into the Commission of Soviet Control. The composition of the Commission of Soviet Control was mapped out by the party congress and was approved by the Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR. The vice-chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR was designated as leader of the Commission of Soviet Control. In republics, krais, and oblasts there were officials of the Commission of Soviet Control responsible only to it and to the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR.

According to a decision of the July (1940) Plenum of the Central Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik), by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated Sept. 6, 1940, the Commission of Soviet Control was reorganized into the People’s Commissariat of State Control on the Union republic level (after 1946, Ministry of State Control). According to a decision of the November (1962) Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU, by a directive from the Central Committee of the CPSU, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, and the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Ministry of State Control was transformed into the Committee of Party and State Control of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the USSR.

REFERENCE

KPSS v rezoliutsiiakh i resheniiakh s”ezdov, konferentsii iplenumov TsK, 8th ed., vol. 5. Moscow, 1971.
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