RPF Full Form | What is RPF?

RPF Full Form: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a force of Indian country entrusted with protective railway passengers, passengers space and railway property of the Indian Railways.

What is RPF?

This is the sole central armed police (CAPF) that has the facility to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is underneath the authority of Ministry of Railways (India).

The strength of Railway Protection Force is around sixty-five thousand. As on 1st Jan 2014, sanctioned strength of cluster ‘A’ grade officers in RPF is 441 as well as 127 officers recruited through Civil Services Examination of UPSC. RPF is headed by the Director General (DG). Mr. S.K. Bhagat was appointed as Director Gen, RPF on twenty-eight Apr 2016. He succeeded Mr. R.R. Verma, who Organization superannuated on twenty February 2016. Since superannuation of Mr. R.R. Verma, senior most RPF officer viz. Mr. P.S. Rawal had been taking care of the duties of Director Gen.

Duties of RPF:

To Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protective railway passengers, passenger space and property of railway.

To smooth the way for passenger travel and security by removing all anti-social components from the trains, railway premises, and traveler space.

Remain open-eyed to forestall trafficking in girls youngsters and take applicable action to rehabilitate needy children found in Railway areas.

Co-operate with alternative departments of the Railways in raising the potency and image of the Indian Railways.
Act as a bridge between the Govt. Railway Police/local police and therefore the Railway administration.

Adopt proactively all trendy technology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for the defense of feminine and aged passengers and kids, within the pursuit of those objectives.

The origin of this force was ‘Watch & Ward’ and functioned below the executive management of railway administration. In a while, this force was renamed as Railway Protection Force and its members were given the facility of arrest while not warrant for the unlawful possession of railway property.

The term railway property enclosed solely the properties owned by the railway administration. In due course of your time, the definition for the term Railway Property was extended and it enclosed the properties owned by, or within the charge of or entrusted with the railways. The offenders are set-aside below the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966 that is shortly called RP(UP) Act 1966. Currently, the Railway Protection Force contains a separate body system and functions below the overall direction of the Railway Administration.

RPF Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for the Railway Protection Force examination is truly the kind of like that of different services. So, if the applicants get to qualify the civil services examination associated gets an allotment to the service as per his rank, he needs to endure a special coaching session.

The enlisting of Railway Protection Force Officers or Railway Protection Force is completed in 3 main ways that,

One is by regular government officials examination commanded by UPSC commission annually, secondly is by promoting the Railway Protection Force Inspectors in keeping with the RPF enlisting Rules of 1994 and the last one is by enlisting of Ex-Army Officers to 100% position of cluster ‘A’ officers.

The beginner officers designated with the assistance of direct enlisting and promotions are then sent to many national academies for conditional coaching i.e. Junior RPF Academy – Lucknow.

The officers designated with the assistance of promotion from cluster ‘A’ endure foundation course and just are trained in different totally different programs with the cadets denote in government officials Exams. The complete time length of probation is around 2 years and when finishing it, the applicants are designated for Railway Protection Force are just finally got permanent. Also, the RPF Officers endure internal coaching throughout the service that is planned with Railways, DoPT, and BPR&D.

Rank Structure of Railway Protection Force:

1

Director General

2

Additional Director General

3

Chief Security Commissioner

4

Additional Chief Security Commissioner

5

Senior Divisional Security Commissioner

6

Divisional Security Commissioner

7

Asst. Security Commissioner

 

Selection is done by the UPSC Exam from this above post

8

Security Inspector

9

Sub-Inspector

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

11

Head Constable

12

Constable


Official RPF Website 
@www.indianrailway.gov.in

RPF HELPLINE NUMBER ZONE-WISE:

If you have any doubt about the exam and relevant to exam then you can ask your RPF by using your RRB Zone helpline numbers given below:

RRB RPF BOARDS 

Helpline Number

Railway Protection Force Ahmedabad

079-22940858

Railway Protection Force Ajmer

0145-242392

Railway Protection Force Allahabad

0532-2435020

Railway Protection Force Bangalore

080-23334147

Railway Protection Force Bhopal

0755-2746660

Railway Protection Force Bhubaneswar

0674-2303015

Railway Protection Force Bilaspur

07752-247291

Railway Protection Force Chandigarh

0172-2793414/ 2793415

Railway Protection Force Chennai

044-28275323

Railway Protection Force Gorakhpur

0551-221209

Railway Protection Force Jammu-Srinagar

0191-2476757

Railway Protection Force Kolkata

033-25430108, 033-32917928

Railway Protection Force Malda

03515-264567

Railway Protection Force Mumbai

002-23090422

Railway Protection Force Muzaffarpur

0621-2213405

Railway Protection Force Patna

0612-2677680

Railway Protection Force Ranchi

0651-2462429/ 2787114

Railway Protection Force Secunderabad

040-27821663

Railway Protection Force Siliguri

0353-2663840

Railway Protection Force Thiruvananthapuram

0471-2323357

 

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