|Responsible Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov|
|Duration 16 March 1921 – 2 April 1922|
Inner-groups Politburo: 7 full & 3 candidates Secretariat: 3 members Orgburo: 7 full & 3 candidates
Apparatus Seven bureaus, six departments and one administrative post
Members 25 full and 15 candidates
The Central Committee (CC) composition was elected by the 10th Congress, and sat from 16 March 1921 until 2 April 1922. The CC 1st Plenary Session renewed the composition of the Politburo, Secretariat and the Organizational Bureau (OB) of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).
The CC was not a permanent institution. It convened plenary sessions, of which nine CC plenary sessions and one joint CC–Central Control Commission (CCC) plenary sessions were held between the 10th Congress and the 11th Congress. When the CC was not in session, decision-making powers were transferred to inner bodies of the CC itself; the Politburo, Secretariat and Orgburo (none of these bodies were permanent either, but convened several times a months).
Individuals employed by Central Committee's bureaus, departments and newspapers made up the apparatus between the 10th Congress and the 11th Congress. The bureaus and departments were supervised by the Secretariat, and each secretary (member of the Secretariat) supervised a specific department. The leaders of departments were officially referred to as Heads, while the titles of bureau leaders varied between chairman, first secretary and secretary.