Kolkata: A proposal has been floated to change the colour of uniform from khaki to white for police personnel in the ranks of constable to inspector, in police commissionerates in the state.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had said earlier in a police programme on
June 15, 2017 that there is a need to bring a change in the uniform of West Bengal Police, as the police need to look smart.
According to the sources in the state secretariat, a proposal has been floated for changing the existing colour of uniform for police personnel in the ranks of constable to inspector in Unarmed Branch and Traffic Police in all the commissionerates under West Bengal Police. The colour of the uniform will be changed from khaki to white.
It has been learnt that "the Governor, after careful consideration of the matter, has been pleased to accord approval to the proposal for changing the colour of uniform for police personnel."
It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, the Mamata Banerjee government had set up five police commissionerates – Howrah Police Commissionerate, Siliguri Police Commissionerate, Barrackpore Police Commissionerate, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate and Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissionerate.
With implementation of the proposal, police personnel in the ranks of constable to inspector will be wearing white uniform instead of khaki.
It has been stated that the concerned officials have already been informed in this connection and steps would be taken to ensure implementation of the same, as the proposal was under active consideration of the state government for some time.