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For any Security Related Assistance, Please Contact 182(Toll Free)


RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE (RPF)

GUNTAKAL DIVISION 

T. MURALI KRISHNA,IRPFS

Divisional Security Commissioner,

Railway Protection Force,

GUNTAKAL

1)About RPF:


Railway Protection Force (RPF) is constituted by an Act of Parliament of India in the year 1957 to protect and safe guard Railway property. It is maintained by the Ministry of Railways. It is headed by Director General/RPF/New Delhi at all India level, Inspectors General-Cum-Principal Chief Security Commissioners at Zonal level and Senior Divisional Security Commissioners (or) Divisional Security Commissioners at Divisional level. At field level, the RPF Posts are headed by the Inspectors as SHOs and RPF Out-Posts are headed by SIs or ASIs.

The RPF Act, 1957 was amended in the year 1985 making the Force as an         “Armed Force of the Union”. The Act was further amended in the year 2003,         entrusting RPF with the following duties:-

1.To protect and safeguard railway property, passenger area and passenger;

2.To remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property or passenger area; and

3.To do any other act conducive to the better protection and security of railway property, passenger area and passenger

        At present, Sri. Arun Kumar, IPS is the DG/RPF and Sri G.M.EswaraRao,IRPFS

        is the IG-cum-Principal Chief Security Commissioner for South Central Railway.

  RPF is a unique Force dealing with offenders of Railway property under RP(UP) Act anddealsanti-social elements within the Railway premisesunder Railways Act.

Recently RPF has been empowered to deal with seizure and searches as per NDPS Act as smuggling of contraband has risen in trains. It is the only Central Armed Police Force which has powers of prosecution. RPF personnel are also deemed as Railway servants as per RPF Act.

2)Security Helpline 182(Toll Free): A Toll free number 182 on All India level is provided to attend security related problems of Railway passengers, which works round the clock 24x7.

3)Organisational chart of Guntakal Division:





4)Security over Railways:




5)RPF Dog squads in Guntakal Division:



6) Performance under Railway Property (Unlawful Possession)Act:

Year

No. of cases

Value of property

Registered

Detected

% of detection

Stolen

Recovered

% of detection

2019

61

60

99%

7,28,596/-

6,92,596

97%

2020 (up toAug)

06

06

100%

55,150/-

55,150/-

100%

7)Performance under Railways Act

Year

No.of  cases registered

No. of persons apprehended

Fine Amount realized

Jailed

2019

10499

10489

20,15,900/-

01

2020(up to Aug)

3128

3107

5,01,500/-

00

8) Detection of Theft of Passenger Belonging cases and HOC to GRP/Local Police

 Year

No. of cases detected

No. of persons arrested

Recovered Property Value

2019

90

80

64,80,901/-

2020

 (Up to Aug)

24

17

7,59,858/-