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One Nation, One Uniform for police: UPSC Daily Important Topic | 17 November 2022

One Nation, One Uniform for police:

Context: Recently in line with his broader attempt to introduce a uniform set of policies across the country PM has suggested ‘One Nation, One Uniform’ for police forces.

 Who decides on uniforms for the police?

  • Law and order are part of state subject: Both ‘public order’ and the ‘police’ are placed in List II (State List) of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution: Thus each state has the liberty to decide on the uniform.
  • Variation in Uniform: While police personnel in India are often associated with the colour khaki, their uniforms do differ in varying degrees in different regions.

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