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.