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Supreme Court view on UPSC role in DGP selection is a warning to states to implement police reforms

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With the Supreme Court holding firm on its stand that states must select their police chief from a list of IPS officers empanelled by the Union Public Service Commission, the State List of the Constitution that enshrines the federal character of India and delineates the powers of Centre and States has received another blow. With members of the UPSC selected by central governments and IPS officers serving at the pleasure of the President of India who reserves the power to dismiss them from service, state governments have reason to complain that this gives the Centre more clout over states despite........

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