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1.PARTICULARS OF ORGANIZATION, FUCNTIONS AND DUTIES:-

(As required by Section 4(b)(i) of RTI Act)


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.

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.

2.Power and duties of officers and employees:-

(As required by Section 4(b)(ii) of RTI Act)

1.The Divisional Security commissioner shall be directly responsible to the Chief Security Commissioner concerned for better protection, security, the smooth movement of railway property as well as for efficient administration of the Force in his jurisdiction and shall deal with all establishment matters concerning the enrolled members of the Force placed under his control.

2.He shall exercise such powers in respect of establishment and other matters as are given in Schedules II to IV and under the extant Railway Rules.

3.The Divisional Security Commissioner shall devise ways and means for providing better protection and security to railway property in his division and matters connected therewith and shall carryout such directions as may be given to him on the subject by the Chief Security Commissioner concerned or on his behalf by any other superior officer of the Force.

4.He shall keep in close touch with the superior officers posted in the division, Post Commanders and Company Commanders for ensuring effective co-ordination amongst them and to aid, advise or direct their activities for providing better protection and security to railway property.

5.He shall inspect, as frequently as possible and in any case not less than once a year, the work of his Assistant Security Commissioners, all Railway Protection Force posts, Companies important posts, detachments, etc. coming in his jurisdiction and take such action as may lie within his competence or issue such directions as considered necessary to remedy existing defects or to streamline the working.

6.His other functions shall include –

a)Attending parades and kit inspections at important stations and holding monthly meetings with superior officers, Post Commanders and Company Commanders of his division to review crime situation.

b)Ensuring effective and result-oriented deployment of Force placed under his command;

c)Studying all basic security arrangements against thefts, pilferages and other crimes against railway property and suggesting such improvements to the authorities concerned as may be called for;

d)Ensuring correct accountal of crime, thorough and prompt enquiries for recovery of stolen railway property and prosecution of offenders and receivers;

e)Liaison with his counterparts in the police including railway police, civil administration and other railway departments for taking effective measures for better protection and security of railway property and matters connected therewith;

f)Keeping a watch over claims preferred and paid on account of theft, pilferages, losses and shortages of booked consignment and taking preventive measures in co-operation with his counterpart in the Claims Prevention Office to arrest the upward trend in incdents leading to such claims noticed anywhere in his jurisdiction;

g)Submitting to his superior officers such reports and returns as maybe called for including reports on subversive and other objectionable activities affecting the security and functioning of the railway noticed anywhere in his divisions; and

h)Ensuring full compliance by all concerned under his command of all directions and instructions issued by the Director-General or the Chief Security Commissioner concerned under the Act and these rules.

Powers and responsibilities of other superior and subordinate officers of the division:

The powers and responsibilities of others superior and subordinate officers posted to assist the Divisional Security Commissioner shall be such as may be specified in the Directives.

General powers and functions of enrolled members of the Force:-

  1. The primary functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be:

a.To protect and safeguard railway property and to combat crime against it;

b.To do any other act conducive to better protection and security of railway property;

c.To remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property; and

d.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 Railways Act, 1890.

  1. The other functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be-

a.To identify the situations that have potential for the commission of crime against the railway property either static or in transit or mobile and take remedial measures or suggest improvement in basic security arrangements of faulty procedures where necessary, to the railway administration;

b.To reduce the opportunities of thefts, pilferages, misappropriation, trades, etc., against railway property and leakage of railway revenue through surprise preventive checks or other appropriate measures like detailing of patrols in vulnerable sectors, posting of guards and pickets at black spots, escorting of affected trains, keeping open or unobtrusive watch at workshops, stores, goods sheds, depots, parcel offices, yards and other such places and at any station or enroute the destination of railway property;

c.To aid, co-operate and co-ordinate the measures of other railway agencies or the police or other authorities in implementing other appropriate measures for ensuring prevention of crime against the railway property and providing for its better security;

d.To interpose at any time or place for preventing any attempt to steal, misuse, damage or tamper with the railway property or to convert it into private use without lawful authority and to initiate action against offenders;

e.To register and take up enquiries under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966, apprehend the offenders and participate in subsequent legal proceedings connected therewith;

f.To register or to promptly pass on reports for registration to the local police of all cognizable offences against the railway property, conduct enquiries and collect evidence for localizing the crime or which is otherwise considered necessary and render such other assistance as may be possible in investigation of such cases;

g.To obtain intelligence relating to the commission of or intention to commit any offence specified in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix) of sub-section (1) of section 39 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 on the railways and to lay such information and to take such other steps consistent with law and with the orders of his superiors as shall be best calculated to bring offenders to justice and to prevent the commission of congnizable and, within his view, of non-cognizable offences;

h.To collect intelligence about subversive and other objectionable activities affecting the security and functioning of the railways as well as about the activities of criminals and suspects prying on railway property;

i.To study all cases of suspected sabotage or tampering with track or obstruction to movement of railway administration and the police;

j.Subject to rule 42, to assist the railway administration during strikes and lockouts as well as the police during mob violence or civil disturbances or for maintenance of law and order and control of railway crime or when deputed anywhere in India in aid to civil power;

k.To assist the commercial and other departments of the railway during raids on ticketless travelers, alarm chain pullers, unauthorized hawkers and on those indulging in hose pipe disconnections or infringing other provisions of the Indian Railways Act,1890;

l.To aid any other member of the Force when called upon by such other member or in the case of need in the discharge of the duty of such other member, in such ways as would be lawful and reasonable on the part of the member thus aided;

m.To use his endeavours to prevent any loss or damage by fire to railway property;

n.To record and study all cases of fire incidents involving railway property and suggest preventive measures and to operate and maintain fire fighting equipment at railway stations, installations etc;

o.To guard cash offices of railway and escort their pay clerks;

p.To take prompt measures to procure necessary medical help for any wounded or sick person under arrest or in custody;

q.To arrange for the proper sustenance and shelter to every person who is under arrest or in custody;

r.To undertake any other security duly assigned to the Force by or with the concurrence of railway administration for the execution of which necessary resources have been provided and approval of the Director-General or the Chief Security Commissioner, as the case may be, obtained; and

s.To promptly obey and execute all orders lawfully issued to him by any superior officer of the Force and to discharge such other duties as rare imposed upon him by any law for the time being in force or cast on him by any railway rule.

3.Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability (As required by Section 4(b)(iii) of RTI Act):Given at Para (1).

4.Norms set for the discharge of functions(As required by Section 4(b)(iv) of RTI Act) &

5.Rules, regulations, instructions, Manuals & Records used for discharging its functions (As required by Section 4(b)(v) of RTI Act)

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.

Standing Order No. 1 to 103. (Link)

6.Statement of the categories of documents held by it or under its control (As required by Section 4(b)(vi) of RTI Act): Not applicable.

7.The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policies or implementation thereof(As required by Section 4(b)(vii) of RTI Act): Not applicable

8.A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies constituted (As required by Section 4(b)(viii) of RTI Act): Not applicable

9.The directory of its employees and its officials (As required by Section 4(b)(IX) of RTI Act):


Name/Designation

RailwayPhone

STD

DOT

Mobile Phones

Sri

Office

Resi

Office

Residence

K.K.Ashraf Sr DSC/SC

86119

89633

040

27831390

27014111

9701371700

R.V.Raja ASC/SC

85019

--

040

27820725

--

9701371701

G.S.Vijay Kumar - ASC/KZJ

82702

82703

0870

2548292

2578611

9701371702

N.Jayaprakash-DI/SC

86818

--

9701371703

K.Benaiah- IPF/CIB

85039

27823704

9701371704

Padmaja-COS

85149

040

98491 30673

Srinivas Reddy-PP

85206/88736

9701371718

M.Chenchaiah-IPF-I/SC

T.S.C.S.Reddy-IPF-II/SC

CCTV

88531,86817

88718

040

27701862

9701371705

9701371717

Raghunathan-SIPF

85006

97013 71719

Jayaramaiah/HC/CHZ/OP

9704761963

B.Sambamurthy-ELS/SC

89261

9701371726

G.Srinivas IPF/SNAG

81321/304

040

23812801

64504232

9701371707

Ajoy Kumar- SIPF/LPI

040

20045096

9701371733

T.S.R.Krishana -IPF/HYB

CCTV

81406,81421

81490

040

23203462

9701371706

B.Srinivasa rao - IPF/VKB

81046

81136

08416

252666

9701371708

M..BRathod ASI/ SEM/OP,

81404

08441

276057

09482148935

09731671479

M.A.Pasha-IPF/BIDR,

81827

08482

222001

09731671478

Satyendra Kumar-SIPF/PRLI

02446

227408

09730471709

U.Narasimha-IPF/KZJ

82704

82710

82705

0870

2576851

040-27007283

9701371711

Raji Reddy SIPF/BG

82818

08685

244234

9701371720

R.Girinath Reddy-ASIPF/DLS

82720

9701371725

Harbabu-IPF/WL

82770/82774

0870

2428544

9701371712

B. Heera Singh- IPF/KMT

82989

08742

220777

9701371715

Jawaharlal- SI/DKJ/OP

80790

80791

08719

227770

9701371721

I.Vijayakumar –IPF/BDCR

80651

08744

246816

9701371716

R.S.Singh-IPF/RDM

80496

80494

08728

255433

040-27016121

9701371713

Saroj Kumar- SIPF/BPA

80305

08735

223012

9701371722

D.K.Rathnam-IPF/SKZR

80100

80102

80101

08738

239011

9701371714

SIPF/BPQ-Vaccancy

0125-3288

07172

243925

09730471723

Thomas-SIPF/DS/SC

86811

9701371724

ASIPF/SB/SC-Thaigarajan

85162

9491881922

M.N.R.kumar –ASIPF/Stores

88781

9701371735

CKL/Barracks

85038

D.V.V.Reddy –IPF/SIB/SC

86812

040

27834269

9701371470

Security Control/SC

86804

85358

(FAX)

040

27820725

9701371727

10.Monthly remuneration received by each officer and employee, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations(As required by Section 4(b)(x) of RTI Act):

11.The budget allocation to each department indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure, and reports on disbursements made (As required by Section 4(b)(xi) of RTI Act):

12.The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes. (As required by Section 4(b)(XII) of RTI Act): Not applicable.

13.Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the Institute. (As required by Section 4(b)(xiii) of RTI Act): Not applicable.

14.Details in respect of the information , available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form. (As required by Section 4(b)(xiv) of RTI Act):.

15.The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.(As required by Section 4(b)(xv) of RTI Act):

16.The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers.(As required by Section 4(b)(xvi) of RTI Act):

a.Sri K.K.Asharaf, Sr. Divl. Security Commissioner, Sanchalan Bhavan, Secunderabad Division, Secunderabad – Public Information Officer

b.Sri R.V.Raja, Asst. Security Commissioner Sanchalan Bhavan, Secunderabad Division, Secunderabad – Assistant Public Information Officer.

17.Such other information as may be prescribed. (As required by Section 4(b)(xvii) of RTI Act):-Nil.

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Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 28-06-2012  


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