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

रेल सुरक्षा बल (रेसुब)/RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE (RPF)


टी.मुरलीकृष्णा /T. MURALI KRISHNA, भारेसुबसे/IRPFS

मंडल सुरक्षा आयुक्त/Divisional Security Commissioner,

रेल सुरक्षा बलRailway Protection Force,


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, 
         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.

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: