Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers held at Surajkund, Haryana

Chintan Shivir: A two-day Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers was recently held on the 27th & 28 of October 2022 at Surajkund, Haryana.

Key Points:

  • The Chintan Shivir was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
  • Chief ministers of 8 states and home ministers alonf with the deputy chief Home Secretaries and Director General of Police (DGPs) of the States, Director Generals of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs) also attended the Chintan Shivir.
  • The purpose of the gathering was to develop an implementation strategy for Prime Minister Modi's recently unveiled Panch Pran and Vision 2047.
  • It was organized under the spirit of cooperative federalism.
  • It seeks to promote cooperation, coordination and collaboration between the central government and state governments to strengthen internal security.

One Nation, One Uniform:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Chintan Shivir pitched the idea of ‘one nation, one police uniform’ to promote a single uniform for all police in India.
  • Right now, each state is free to choose its own designation or emblem.
  • Currently, the majority of police forces wear khaki uniforms in various tones.
  • A few states, including Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Kolkata, have white uniforms.
  • The goal of "one nation, one uniform" is to provide law enforcement in India a uniform identity so that civilians may more easily recognise police officers throughout the nation.

What is Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers?

  • The Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers is an endeavour to provide a national perspective to policy formulation on internal security-related matters, in accordance with the Panch Pran announced by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech.
  • The Shivir, in the spirit of cooperative federalism, aims to bring more synergy in planning and coordination between various stakeholders at the centre and state levels.
  • It will deliberate on issues like the modernisation of police forces, management of cybercrime, increased use of IT in the criminal justice system, land border management, coastal security, women’s safety, and drug trafficking etc.