People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 23, 2005
Notice Of Proposal For Amending
The Party Constitution Under Article XXV
“The decision of the central control commission will be final and binding”,
the central committee can withhold, modify or reverse the decisions of the
central control commission in extraordinary cases. Any such decision shall be
supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and
voting. All such decisions shall be
reported to the next all India Party Congress.”
by the central committee in its meeting on January 8 to 10, 2005)
ON THE PROPOSED
17th Congress directed the new central committee to examine the whole question
of jurisdiction and powers of the central control commission and come forward
with any proposals before the next Party Congress.
proposed amendment, adopted by the central committee in its meeting on January
8-10, 2005, is to clarify the apparent conflict in the provisions in the
Constitution regarding the powers of the central committee and central control
XV of the Constitution declares that the central committee is the highest
authority of the Party between two all India Party Congresses and is responsible
for enforcing the Party Constitution. It is also made clear in the Constitution
that the central committee shall have the right to take decisions with full
authority on any question facing the Party. But, Article XVIII of the Party
Constitution states that the decision of the central control commission will be
final and binding.
absence of any explicit provision stating that the central committee can
intervene on the decisions of the central control commission has created
confusion. The central control commission’s authority and integrity has to be
maintained. At the same time, in case of any extraordinary situation, the
central committee should have the power to intervene.
amendment is meant to clarify the position that the central committee, as the
highest authority of the Party,
responsible for enforcing the Party Constitution and empowered with full
authority to take decisions on any question facing the Party, can intervene on
the decision of the central control commission in an extraordinary case.
proposed amendment requires fulfillment of three conditions if the central
committee intervenes in any decision of the central control commission.
central committee can intervene only in extraordinary cases.
decision of the central committee should be supported by a majority of not
less than two-thirds of the members present and voting.
decisions of the central committee shall be reported to the next all India
per Article XXV of the Party Constitution, the notice for proposals for amending
the Constitution should be given two months before the Party Congress.