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About:

Railway Protection Force is constituted and maintained by the Central Government as an Armed Force of the Union for the better protection and security of Railway property. This Force is constituted as per Section -3 of RPF Act, 1957 (Amended 1985 & 2003). Its main function is to protect and safe guard Railway property, passenger area and passengers.

Railway Protection Force is headed by Director General/Railway Protection Force at Board level andhe is assisted by IG/Administration and IG/Crime and Intelligence and other officers at board level and IG-Cum-Security Commissioners at Zonal level.

At Zonal level force is headed by IG-Cum-Chief Security Commissioner and he is assisted by Deputy Chief Security Commissioner, Staff Officer and other Assistant Security Commissioners.

At Divisional level RPF is head by Senior Divisional Security Commissioner and he is assisted by Assistant Security commissioners and Inspectors.

At field level the Posts are headed by the Inspectors and he is assisted by Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Head constables and constables.


Organizational Chart:

RPF Hierarchy


Dog Squad:






Staff Position:

Rank

Sanction

Actual

Vacancy

IPF

16

15

01

SIPF

29

29

--

ASIPF

55

52

03

HC

224

208

16

Con

351

299

52

Total

675

603

72


Duties of RPF:

General Powers and functions of enrolled members of the Force:

The primary functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be

  • to protect and safeguard railway property and to combat crime against it.
  • to do any other act conducive to better protection and security of railway property.
  • to remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property.
  • to perform other functions of an armed force of the Union and to exercise powers of a railway servant as conferred by or under the Indian Railway Act, 1890.
New Duties of RPF:

Dawning of new Era with new challenges and responsibilities. We shall

  • Protect and safeguard Railway property and goods entrusted to Railways.
  • Promote the safety and security of the traveling public on Railways.

The Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharge of its functions

The RPF organization uses the following Rules and Regulations for discharge of its functions.

  • The RPF Act 1957 (Amended in 1985 and 2003)
  • RPF Rules, 1987.
  • Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966.
  • The Railway Act 1989.
  • Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production Supply and Distribution) Act 2003.
  • Railway Establishment Rules.
  • Standing Orders issued from Security Directorate, Railway Board from time to time.
Division of Responsibilities:



Escorting of Trains:

Total 07 pairs of trains are escorted by RPF staff of SC Division.

SL.No.

Train No.

Name

From

To

1

2727

Godavari Express

BZA

HYB

2

2728

Godavari Express

HYB

BZA

3

2737

Gauthami Express

BZA

SC

4

2738

Gauthami Express

SC

BZA

5

2759

Charminar Express

BZA

HYB

6

2760

Charminar Express

HYB

BZA

7

7049

Machlipatnam Exp

BZA

SC

8

7050

Machilipatnam Exp

SC

BZA

9

2295

Sangamithra Express

BZA

BPQ

10

2296

Sangamithra Express

BPQ

BZA

11

2656

Navjivan Express

WL

BPQ

12

2655

Navjivan Express

BPQ

WL

13

17002

MMR

VKB

PRLI

14

17001

MMR

PRLI

VKB


Apart from this 07 rakes of MMTS are escorted RPF along with home guards. Each rake is escorted by one RPF and 03 home guards in two shifts.

Security Gadgets available:

  • CCTVs:

S No

Stations

Quantity

1

Secunderabad

46

2

Hyderabad

29

3

Bidar

7

4

Vikarabad

6

5

Kazipet

9

6

Warangal

8

7

Khammam

8


  • Door frame metal detectors.
  • Hand held metal detectors.
  • Bullet proof jackets.
  • Bullet proof helmets.
  • VHF Sets – 25 Watts.
  • VHF Sets – 5 Watts.
  • Dragon search lights.
  • Mega phones.
  • Body Protectors.
  • Poly carbonate shields.
  • Polycarbonate helmets.
  • Digital Handicam/cameras.
  • Binoculars.
  • Trolley mirrors.
PERFORMANCE

Theft of Railway property:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Regd

Detd

%

Stolen

Recrd.

%

2011

96

91


4,72,236

4,29,828


2012

69

69


3,16,737

3,16,257


2013(up to Oct)

31

28


1,12,750

99,570


2012(up to Oct)

67

67


3,13,237

3,12,757



Crime has declined by 43% while detection and recovery percentage has improved.

Booked Consignment:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Regd

Detd

%

Stolen

Recd

%

2011

7

2


69,795

46,000


2012

5

4


58,575

54,275


2013(up to Oct)

3

3


6,220

6,220


2012(up to Oct)

1

1


30,000

30,000



Cases booked under RP (UP) Act:

Year

Regd

Recovered

Arrested

OS

RE

2011

218

6,54,003

368

59

2012

137

4,75,271

243

30

2013 (Up to Oct)

133

3,43,465

177

34

2012 (Up to Oct)

115

4,39,521

212

27












Detection of cases under RP(UP) Act has improved by 23 % .

Railway Act:

Year

Apprehended

Jailed

Amount realized

2011

14,441

113

81,07,803

2012

2799

02

4,73,200

2013 (Upto Oct)

6826

02

8,15,025

2012 (Upto Oct)

2419

02

4,05,900


Performance under Railway ACT (Important sections):

Railway Act (section)

Arrest

Amount

2012

2013 

(Upto Oct)

2012

2013 

(Upto Oct)


141- Alarm chain pulling

136

118

42,000

26,300

143 –Touting

71

55

--

--

144 - Unauthorizedhawking

1475

2435

1,40,600

2,16,900

147 - Tress passing

216

791

15,000

64,050

154 - Endangering safety of passengers by rash or negligent act (LC gate)

69

63

1,52,750

1,49,100

156 - Traveling on roof, steps or engine

151

272

4,900

25,300

159 - Disobedience of drivers/conductors

244

743

26,550

76,000

162 - Entering into reserved ladies Compartment

20

13

2,300

1200

164 - Unlawfully bringing dangerous goods

4

05

1000

--

167 – Smoking

39

98

2,500

4200

174 - Obstructing running of train

36

21

63,500

2,900


Heinous Crime (Dealt by GRP):

Murder:

Year

No. of Cases

Property

Regd.

Detd

Regd.

Detd

2011

-

-

-

-

2012

2

-

-

-

2013 (upto Oct)

4

2

-

-







Dacoity:

Year

No. of Cases

Property

Regd.

Detd

Regd.

Detd

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

2013 (upto Oct)

0

0

0

0







Robbery:

State

No. of Cases

Property

Regd.

Detd

Regd.

Detd

2011

6

5

23,020

20,520

2012

3

1

76,200

1,200

2013 (Up to Oct)

0

0

0

0







Drugging:

YEAR

No. of Cases

Property

Regd.

Detd

Regd.

Detd

2011

1

1

21,000

0

2012

5

0

1,33,350

1780

2013 (Upto Oct)

3

0

1,90,800

0







All the 4 incidents reported in the year 2010 have occurred in the year -2009

Theft of Passenger belonging:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Arrest

Regd

Detd

Stolen

Recovd

2011

291

71

1,50,44,866

9,54,161

97

2012

485

77

1,79,17,356

8,66,820

99

2013 (up to Oct)

343

84

2,67,20,040

1,09,03,980

114








Bandh / Agitations:

DETAILS

2011

2012

2013 (UP TO Nov)

NO. OF CASES REPORTED

191

04

01

NO. OF PERSONS ARRESTED

1150

21

--

NO. OF PERSONS CONVICTED

160

11

--

NO. OF CASES UNDER TRIAL

212

02

--

NO. OF CASES UNDER ENQUIRY

--

--

01

NO. OF CASES CLOSED

06

--

--

NO. OF CASES CHARGESHEETED

185

04

--


ACTION PLAN:

Integrated Security System:
  • At Secunderabad, Hyderabad Railway Stations at a cost of Rs. 304.96 lakhs &151.02 lakhs respectively.
  • Personal & Baggage screening system.
  • Explosive detection & disposal system.
  • CCTV system and System integration.
  • Tender is being finalized by Head-quarters.


Highlights / Events of the current month

     SECURITY Alert for Ladies


Inter Railway RPF athletic Meet - 2013:  

23rd All India RPF Athletic Duty Meet - 2013 was conducted from 25-09-2013 to 27-09-2013 at Railway Sports Complex (RSC)/Secunderabad.


Theft of Passanger belongings offender apprehended by RPF:

02 Theft of Passanger belongings offenders were apprehended with recovery of Laptop, Smart phone and 84 gms of gold.


PERFORMANCE UNDER THE RAILWAYS ACT:

Regular raids are being conducted against undesirable elements in trains and railway premises. As a result,  531 persons were apprehended,   531 persons were prosecuted under various sections of the Railways Act, of which 253  persons were convicted with realization of fine of Rs. 60,350/-.  Cases against 114 persons are under trial and persons in 164 cases are released on bail.

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Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 29-12-2013  


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