Decision of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party on establishing Central and local Commissions for Discipline Inspection
9 November 1949
1. Our Party has already become the ruling Party in the entire nation; Democratic United Governments at all levels have been or will be established; matters on which the Party cooperates with persons outside the Party are increasing day after day. To better enforce the Party’s political line and each concrete policy; guard secret information of the state and the Party; strengthen the Party organization and discipline; keep close links with the masses; defeat bureaucratism; guarantee the correct implementation of all resolutions of the Party, it is decided to establish central and local Commissions for Discipline Inspection.
2. The tasks, functions and powers of central and local Commissions for Discipline Inspection of the Party are:
a) inspect the conducts of all departments directly controlled by the Centre, Party organizations at all levels, Party cadres and Party members that contravene Party discipline.
b) accept, examine and decide sanctions on departments directly controlled by the Centre, Party organizations at all levels and Party members that contravene Party discipline; or remove their sanctions.
c) strengthen discipline education within the Party, so Party members and cadres strictly observe Party discipline, carry out Party resolutions and government ordinances (faling), to realize the unity and centralization of the entire Party.
3. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection works under the leadership of the Central Political Office. By the Centre’s decision, it is composed by eleven persons: Zhu De, Wang Congwu, An Ziwen, Liu Lantao, Xie Juezai, Li Baohua, Liu Jingfan, Xue Muqiao, Liang Hua, Feng Naichao. Comrade Zhu De is appointed as its secretary, Wang Congwu, An Ziwen are appointed as its deputy secretaries.
4. The members of Party Commissions for Discipline Inspections of all Central bureaus, sub-bureaus, provincial committees, area Party committees, city committees, prefectural committees, county committees are approved by Party committees at the second-higher level upon presentation of a list of names by the Party committee at their respective level, and carry out work under the guidance of their Party committees. Party Commissions for Discipline Inspection at the next-higher level have the power to change or cancel decisions by lower-level Party Commissions for Discipline Inspection.
5. Central and local Party Commissions for Discipline Inspection must set up permanent work institutions, establish daily work, and stipulate their own detailed work rules.