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SECURITY BRANCH

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, passengers and passenger area.

Railway Protection Force is headed by Director General/Railway Protection Force officiated at Railway Board/New Delhi and he is assisted by IG/Administration and IG/Crime & Intelligence and other officers at Board level and IG-Cum-Chief Security Commissioners at Zonal level.


At Zonal level, RPF 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/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:





Dog Squad:



Staff Position as on 01.06.2012

Rank

Sanction

Actual

Vacancy

IPF

12

12

--

SIPF

26

15

11

ASIPF

37

32

05

HC

198

190

08

Con

304

184

117

Total

577

433

141



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 Prowers 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 (Amended in 2003).
  • Cigarettes & 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 25 important Mail/Exp night bound trains are being escorted by RPF staff consisting 1 + 3 men of Guntakal Division with Arms & Ammunition.

Sl. No

Train No.

Train

Escorting

From

To

From

To

1

16529 Udyan Exp

CSTM

SBC

WD

DMM

2

12627 Karnataka Exp

SBC

NDLS

DMM

WD

3

17604 SSPN Exp

YPR

KCG

ATP

DHNE

4

12785 Bangalore Exp

KCG

SBC

DHNE

DMM

5

12786 Bangalore Exp

SBC

KCG

DMM

DHNE

6

17603 SSPN Exp

KCG

YPR

DHNE

ATP

7

11014 Kurla Exp

CBE

LTT

GTL

WD

8

12628 Karnataka Exp

NDLS

SBC

WD

GTL

9

16351 Nagarcoil Exp

CSTM

NCJ

WD

GTL

10

16340 Nagarcoil Exp

NCJ

CSTM

GTL

RC

11

12733 Narayanadri Exp

TPTY

SC

TPTY

GDR

12

17230 Sabari Exp

HYB

TVC

GDR

TPTY

13

17229 Sabari Exp

TVC

HYB

TPTY

GDR

14

12734 Narayanadri Exp

SC

TPTY

GDR

TPTY

15

12626 Kerala Exp

NDLS

TVC

RU

KPD

16

16382 Kanyakumari Exp

CAPE

CSTM

KPD

KOU

17

12797 Venkatadri Exp

KCG

CTO

KOU

RU

18

56214 Mysore Pass

TPTY

CMNR

TPTY

KPD

19

12625 Kerala Exp

TVC

NDLS

KPD

RU

20

12863 HWH-YPR Exp

HWH

YPR

GDR

TPTY

21

12864 HWH-YPR Exp

YPR

HWH

TPTY

GDR

22

17651 Egmore Exp

MS

KCG

RU

YA

23

17652 Egmore Exp

KCG

MS

YA

RU

24

11027 Mail

CSTM

CEN

HX

RU

25

11028 Mail

CEN

CSTM

RU

HX




Security Gadgets available:

  • CCTVs:

Sl.

No.

Station

Networking type

Monitor

PTZ camera

Fixed camera

1.

Chittoor

Analog

02

04

03

2.

Tirupati

Analog

02

10

04

3.

Kadapa

Analog

02

04

02

4.

Anantapur

Analog

02

03

03

5.

Guntakal

Analog

02

06

10

6.

Raichur

Analog

02

04

02

7.

Renigunta

IP based

01

09

02

8.

Sri Kalahasti

IP based

01

03

02

9.

Gooty

IP based

01

04

02

10.

Dharmavaram

IP based

01

05

02

11.

Dhone

IP based

01

03

02

TOTAL

17

55

34





<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Door Frame Metal Detectors.       -           10 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Hand Held Metal Detectors.         -           104 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Bullet proof jackets.                      -           90 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Bullet proof helmets.                     -           149 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->VHF Sets – 25 Watts.                   -           27 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->VHF Sets – 5 Watts.                     -           322 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Dragon search lights.                    -           23 (Brite lights – 64)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Mega phones.                               -           15 Nos

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Body Protectors.                           -           135 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Poly carbonate shields.                 -           135 No.s

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Polycarbonate helmets.                -           223 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Polycarbonate lathis.                    -           471 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Helmet with head light.                 -           10 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Digital Handicam                          -           09 Nos

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Digital Cameras                            -           11 Nos.                       

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Binoculars.                                    -           19 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Trolley mirrors.                              -           18 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Night vision device                        -           18 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Nylon rope                                     -           21,916.95 Mtrs.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Florescent tape                             -           22,000 Mtrs

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Folding structures                         -           16 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->First aid box                                  -           09 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Finger print kit                               -           22 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Reflective safety jackets              -           150 Nos.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Breath analyzers                           -           05 Nos.

PERFORMANCE  

Theft of Railway property:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Registered

Detected

%

Stolen

Recovered

%

2009

113

115

101.80%

5,90,233

4,36,844

74.01%

2010

138

134

97.10%

9,30,795

11,25,222

120.89%

2011

152

153

100.66%

28,65,295

28,35,972

98.98%

2012

(upto May)

55

52

94.55%

5,42,962

5,30,318

97.67%




Booked Consignment:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Registered

Detected

%

Stolen

Recovered

%

2009

4

4

100%

35,604

35,604

100%

2010

6

4

66.70%

1,19,315

1,55,200

130%

2011

10

7

70%

1,88,805

1,51,205

80.09%

2012

(upto May)

3

3

100%

11,410

11,410

100%


Cases booked under RP (UP) Act:

Year

Registered

Recovered

Arrested

OS

RE

2009

119

5,04,893

214

10

2010

121

11,87,777

228

3

2011

129

29,60,817

316

6

2012

(upto May)

42

5,76,188

105

03


Railway Act:

Year

Apprehended

Jailed

Amount realized

2009

11331

--

11,05,655

2010

13431

02

15,31,539

2011

14414

--

16,26,329

2012

(upto May)

4876

--

4,25,275



Performance under Railway ACT (Important sections):

Railway Act (section)

Arrest

Amount

2010

2011

2010

2011

141-Alarm chain pulling

37

38

12,500

16,300

143–outing

16

23

70,200

7,500

144-Unauthorized hawking

4379

4711

7,10,889

7,29,200

147-Tress passing

1389

1503

1,27,315

1,39,560

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

14

29

16,000

21,100

156-Traveling on roof, steps or engine

2162

2445

1,31,170

1,62,279

159-Disobedience of drivers/conductors

2307

2464

1,33,600

1,19,625

162-Entering into reserved ladies Compartment

937

1057

59,720

78,215

164-Unlawfully bringing dangerous goods

01

--

500

--

167–Smoking

558

483

25,915

18,595

174-Obstructing running of train

111

95

1,37,750

1,29,000



Heinous Crime (Dealt by GRP):

Murder:

Year

No. of Cases

Property

Regd.

Detd

Stolen

Recovered

2009

01

0

0

0

2010

01

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

(upto May)

0

0

0

0


Dacoity:

Year

No. of Cases

Property

Registered

Detected

Stolen

Recovered

2009

0

0

0

0

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

1

0

0

0

2012

(upto May)

0

0

0

0


Robbery:

Year

No. of Cases

Property

Registered

Detected

Stolen

Recovered

2009

0

0

0

0

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

4

1

2,25,002

18,000

2012

(upto May)

1

0

1,00,000

0

Drugging:

YEAR

No. of Cases

Property

Registered.

Detected

Stolen

Recovered

2009

08

0

6,22,500

0

2010

22

2

1274100

38700

2011

05

0

3,59,800

0

2012

(upto May)

01

0

3,90,000

0


Theft of Passenger belonging:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Arrest

Registered

Detected

Stolen

Recovered

2009

62

26

22,57,975

5,21,900

28

2010

80

18

42,14,180

65,91,90

19

2011

146

25

78,90,270

12,96,300

16

2012

(upto May)

70

10

45,46,449

16,12,350

11



ACTION PLAN:

Integrated Security system:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->At Tirupati Railway Stations at a cost of `170.44 Lakhs.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Personal & Baggage screening system.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->Explosive detection & disposal system.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->CCTV system and System integration.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->The external wiring completed almost 90%, internal wiring at Control room completed 50% and installation work is to be done at control room, PRS cable is yet to be installed. 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->On 29.02.12 received the equipments like servers and L-2 switches for installation. The work will be commenced again from 24.06.2012.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->Ø<!--[endif]-->on 30.03.12, received Integrated Security System items-03 Nos. i.e., (1). Bomb suppression blanket-01 No., (2). Vapour detector-01 No. & (3). RTVS (Teal Time View System)-01 No. 

Highlights / Events 

Passenger Security Awareness programme:

During the month of February-2012, IPF/RC with staff conducted passenger security awareness campaign at Raichur Rly. station along with SS/RC, CCI/RC & HC/RC to educate the passengers on various crime and he distributed pamphlets among the passengers.  Frequent announcement were made through loud hailers and PA system regarding Do’s & Don’ts during their journey.

On 03.04.2012 at Tirupati & 04.04.12 at Renigunta skit programme was organized for creating awareness among rail passengers to prevent drugging/Suitcase lifting/Chain snatching under the supervision of DSC/GTL.  Sri. S.I Zabibulla, SSE/drawing/SW/GTL along with RPF staff and other Rly. employees performed the skit programme in which huge crowed of passengers gathered and witnessed the same.  DRM/GTL along with Branch Officers witnessed the same and announced a group cash award of`3,000/-. In this connection the Chittoor District editions of Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi & The Hindu gave a wide converge.

On 04.05.2012, between 11:50 & 12:30 hrs. conducted skit programme at Guntakal PF No.3 & 4 for creating awareness among rail passengers to prevent drugging under the supervision of DSC/GTL. ADRM/GTL attended as Chief Guest. Sri. S.I Zabibulla, SSE/drawing/SW/GTL performed the skit programme along with RPF staff HC.387, W.Con.614, W.Con.495, W.Con.618 & Con.0979 and the huge crowed of passengers gathered and witness the same.In this connection the Anantapur District editions of Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Prabha & Andhra Bhoomi covered the news.

Performance under the Railway Act:

Regular raids are being conducted against undesirable elements in trains and railway premise and 4876cases were booked under various sections of Railway Act and realized an amount of `4,25,275/- through fine during the year 2012 (upto May).

Assistance to ticket checking:

During the year 2011, 647RPF personnel have been directed to assist the ticket checking staff as a result 29541 cases were booked and realized an amount of `95,33,642/- through EFT.

During the year 2012 (upto May), 298RPF personnel have been directed to assist the ticket checking staff as a result 10367 cases were booked and realized an amount of `41,03,723/- through EFT.  

Rendering assistant to Engineering department:

During the year 2011, 861 permanent structures/Houses were dismantled between Guntakal - Timmancherla and Dharmavaram and 37 acres of Rly. land `45 crores (approx). regained to the Railways.




Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 17-07-2017  


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