SUP shall treat the lofty organizational principle of democratic centralism, criticism and self-criticism as its guiding principles, and shall act in compliance of them.
- Democratic Centralism
This is a principle and function under which the majority constructs centralism by electing from amongst itself in a democratic manner and for fixed terms a few more talented persons on account of their respective abilities ad characters. Thus, the majority, in exercise of its free will, chooses to subordinate itself for specified period to a minority by investing it with more authority and prescribing its duties. At the same time, the majority binds the minority so elected to exercise their authority and perform their functions in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations, enforce discipline at all levels of the majority, to take the majority to its destination, and account for its act to majority. In this way the minority and majority becomes answerable to each other.
- Elements of Democratic Centralism
- Individual and Collective: The relationship between the individual and the collective is same as between part and whole. Individual is a part and collective the whole. Individual should, therefore, remain bound to the collective. But since part is its maker, the whole should respect the part.
- Minority and Majority: Minority and majority are present at the time. It is impossible to think of one without the other. Both are also accountable to each other. Minority should remain subordinate to majority, and majority should respect the minority.
- Worker and Leadership: Both are indispensable to each other. Lower institutions democratically construct centralism. Therefore, lower institutions should be subordinates of the upper institutions.
- Criticism and Self-Criticism: Sticking to this golden principle, every member of SUP should take stock of his own and the Party’s overall performance and make amends for individual and collective mistakes and lapses.
- Discipline: Discipline is essential for organizing Party cadres, maintaining orderly ranking, and timely and full implementation of strategies, policies, decisions and plans. It should be strictly enforced.
- Rules of Organization and Discipline
- Decisions at all levels of the Party shall be made by majority. 2. Individuals shall be bound by all such decisions. 3. Every member shall remain bound to act upon any decision once made until its results emerge or is proved wrong subsequently. 4. Every type of criticism shall be made inside the Party bodies. Criticism outside the institutions shall be deemed waywardness. 5. All directives, reports, minutes and replies shall be issued in writing save those that are specifically forbidden to be written or whose being in writing is likely to harm the Party or are permitted to be oral.