Counterplan (Soviet planning)

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In the economy of the Soviet Union and other communist states of the Soviet Bloc, the counterplan (Russian: Встречный план) was a plan put forth by workers of an enterprise (or its structural unit) to exceed the expectations of the state plan allocated for the enterprise/unit. It was an important part of the socialist competition.[1]

According to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, the idea of the counterplan was put forth by the workers of the Karl Marx Plant, Leningrad, in June 1930, during the First Five-Year Plan.[1]

Since the 1960s, counterplans, in the form of socialist obligations, to execute state plans (annual, quarterly, monthly) ahead of schedule were common in the Soviet Union and other communist states.[1]