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State Planning Committee
Derzhavnyi Planovyi Komitet URSR
Державний плановий комітет УРСР
State committee overview
FormedSeptember 28, 1921 (1921-09-28)
JurisdictionGovernment of the Ukrainian SSR
HeadquartersKiev, Ukrainian SSR
55°45′27″N 37°36′55″E / 55.75750°N 37.61528°E / 55.75750; 37.61528
Parent State committeeGosplan and
Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR

The DerzhPlan of the Ukrainian SSR (Ukrainian: Держплан УРСР, Russian: Госплан УССР) or State Planning Committee of the Ukrainian SSR was a union-republican authority that conducted state planning of economical and social development of the Ukrainian SSR and controlled execution of national economical plans.

The committee was created on September 28, 1921 as the Ukrainian Commonly-planned Economic Commission as part of the Ukrainian Economical Conference. Later it was subordinated to the Council of People's Commissars (since 1946 - Council of Ministers) of the Ukrainian SSR and the Gosplan (until 1922 - of the Russian SFSR) of the USSR. The base of its organization and activities was the principle of democratic centralism.


Derzhplan was developing perspective and annual state plans of economical and social development of the Ukrainian SSR in accordance with program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, statements of the party's congresses and the Communist Party of Ukraine, decisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Central Committee of Communist Party of Ukraine and Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR and instructions of the Gosplan of the USSR. The plans ensure a proportional development of national economy of the republic, a continuous growth and increase efficiency of public production, a rapid growth of national income, a further scientific-technical progress and a labor productivity growth. Those plans also provide a rational use of based funds and production capacities, material, labor, natural and financial resources, improving product quality, specialization of economy of the Ukrainian SSR in the All-Union division of labor in order to increase contribution in creation of the material-technical base of communism, steady increase of the living standards of the people. Developing plans, the committee provides a rational allocation of productive forces on a territory of the republic based on specialization and cooperation in production and integrated development of regional economies and economic districts.

Chairman of Derzhplan[edit]

Unlike the rest of members of the committee who were elected by the Council of Ministers, the chairman of Derzhplan was appointed by the Central Executive Committee of the Ukrainian SSR (since 1937 - Verkhovna Rada).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lortikyan, E. Development of socialist planning in transitional period from capitalism to socialism. Kiev 1962.
  • Kochubei, A. Planning and economic management on the modern stage. Kiev 1963.
  • Urinson, M. Planning of national economy in the union republics. Moscow, 1963.

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