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4(b)(i)

Particulars of Organization, functions and duties:

ORGANIZATION :

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).

Organizational set up in the division:

1).Each division or railway establishment shall be headed BY A divisional Security Commissioner, who shall be assisted by such number of other superior officers and enrolled members of the Force as may be appointed from time to time.

2).For operational purposes, a division may be divided in to sub-divisions each under the charge of a superior officer.

3).A division or sub-division shall consist of one or more static posts and mobile companies organized in the manner specified in sub-rules (2) and (3) or rule 17

4).Each Post or a company shall be under the charge of an officer not below the rank of an Inspector who may be assisted by such number of enrolled members of the Force as may be determined from time to time by the Chief Security Commissioner.

5).A static post or a mobile company may have one or more out-posts or detachments attached to it, each headed by an officer not below the rank of sub-Inspector and comprising of such number of other enrolled members of the Force as may be determined by the Chief Security Commissioner.

Branches of the Force on a Divisional railway :


1).Force deployed on each zonal railway shall consists of the following three branches, namely:-

(a)Executive Branch

(b)Prosecution Branch,

1).These branches shall consists of such number of superior officers and other enrolled members of the Force as may be determined by the Chief Security Commissioner with the approval of the Director-General.

2).The enrolled members in the respective branches of the Force, who are under the administrative control of the Chief Security Commissioner shall from a separate cadre in each such branch for the purposes of fixation of seniority.

3).No enrolled member of the Force shall be eligible for transfer from one branch to another except for filling up of vacancies of and below the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector in the Prosecution branch: Provided that it is intended to transfer an enrolled member permanently from one branch to another, the approval of the Director General shall invariably be obtained.

Executive Branch:-

1).The Executive Branch shall consist of five wings, namely:-

(i)Static Wing

(ii)Mobile Wing

(iii)Crime Wing

(iv)Special Wing and

(v)Stores Wing

2).the static Wing shall be organized on a Post pattern comprising of such number or enrolled members of the Force as may be needed for ensuring better protection and security of railway property and combating crimes against it.

3).The Mobile Wing, organized Wing, organized on such company pattern as may be decided by the Chief Security Commissioner concerned, shall preliminary perform the duties other than those required to be performed by the static wing under sub-rule 2, especially those having inter post ramifications.

4).Crime Wing shall function as a specified squad for collection and collation of information pertaining to criminals prying on railway property detection of crime, inquires into difficult cases having wider ramifications, arrest of criminals and their prosecution. The Chief Security Commissioner may attach some enrolled members of the Force working in this Wing of his Security Commissariat as also the Dog Squad and handlers to each division. Control over such staff shall be shared functionally between the division and the Security Commissariat as may be ordered by the Chief Security Commissioner.

5).The Chief Security Commissioner may deploy enrolled members of the Force working in special Wing of his Security Commissariat in the divisions for collection of intelligence affecting the security and functioning of the railways. All the members of the branch shall function directly under the control of the Chief Security Commissioner through the immediate supervision and control of a superior officer incharge of Special Wing at his commissariat. Intelligence requiring immediate attention and action of the part of the division shall be passed on directly to the Divisional Security Commissioner by the unit deployed in that division.

6).The Stored Wing shall look after and cater to the requirements of the Force for uniform accoutrements, arms, ammunition, equipment and other stores items. This Wing shall also arrange for condemnation of unserviceable articles and their disposal. The Chief Security Commissioner may attach some enrolled members of the Force working in this Wing to each division who may work under the control of the Divisional Security Commissioner.


Prosecution Branch:

1).The Prosecution branch on each zonal railway shall have a separate cadre of Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors who are appointed as public Prosecutors and Assistant Public Prosecutors respectively.

2).Other members of the branch shall be drawn from Executive branch where they shall retain their respective seniority of their parent cadre while posted in this branch.

3).The Chief Security Commissioner may attach enrolled members of the Force working in the Prosecution branch with the divisions. Control over the staff shall be shared functionally between the division and the Security Commissariat may be ordered by the Chief Security Commissioner.

Security Control Room:

1).A Security Control Room shall be set-up at the headquarters of the Director- General, Chief Security Commissioner and the Divisional Security Commissioner.

2).It shall function round the clock and be manned by such members of the as may be appointed to it from time to time.

3).All information necessary for exercising constant vigil on the incidence and pattern of crime and the areas endemic to such crime or for any other purpose shall be promptly collected by the Security Control Room and swiftly disseminated to the authorities specified on this behalf by the respective functionaries listed in sub-rule (1) above.

4).In particular, any occurrence –

(a).Which is a ‘Special report’ or Special Occurrence’ case as defined in rules 229 and 230 or which is of unusual or of striking nature either in itself or because of its modus operandi;

(b). Which involves destruction of or damage to railway property or of overhead traction or is a case of mischief by fire within railway premises;

(c). Which is a case of suspected sabotage or tampering with track or any other manner has affected the movement of railway property or the Security and functioning of the railways.

(d). In which a member of the Force or a railway employee on duty has been assaulted or arrested or has opened fire;

(e). In which railway property exceeding the value, to be fixed by the Director General, has been recovered or in which any other important case has been detected

(f). Which is likely to provoke reprisal from commuters and others;

(g).Which is likely to arouse interest of or criticism from railways users; and

(h). Which otherwise appears important to the Security Control Room, shall invariably be reported.

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE FORCE

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

(a).to protect and safeguard railway property, passenger & passenger area and to combat crime against it;

(b).to do any other act conducive to better protection and security of railway property, passenger & passenger area ;

(c).to remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property or passenger area ; and

(d).to perform other functions of an armed force of the Union and to exercise powers of a railways servant as conferred by or under the Indian Railways Act, 1980.

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

(i).to identify the situation that have potential for the commission of 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, the railway administration.

(ii).To reduce the opportunities of thefts, pilferages, misappropriation, trades, etc, against railway property and leakage of railway revenue through supervise 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;

(iii).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;

(iv).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 intimate action against offenders;

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

(vi).to register or to promptly pass on ports for registration to the local police of all cognizable offences against the railway property, conduct enquires 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;

(vii).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 cognizable and, within his view, of non-cognizable offences;

(viii)to collect intelligence about subversive and other objectionable activities affecting the security and functioning of the railways as well as the activities of criminals and suspects prying on railway property;

(ix)to study all cases of suspected sabotage or tampering with track or obstruction to movement of railway property with a view to suggesting preventive measures to railway administration and the police;

(x).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 any where in India in aid to civil power.

(xi)To assist the commercial and other departments of the railway during raids on ticket less travellers, alarm chain pullers, unauthorized hawkers and on those indulging in, hose pipe disconnections or infringing other provisions of the Indian Railways Act, 1980;

(xii)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;

(xiii)To use his best endeavours to prevent any loss damage by fire to railway property; (xiv) To record and study all cases or fire incidents involving railway property and suggest preventive measures and to operate and maintain fire fighting equipment at railway stations, installations, etc;

(xv) To guard cash office of railway and escort their pay clerks;

(xvi)To take prompt measures to procure necessary medical help for any wounded or sick person under the arrest or in custody;

(xvii)To arrange for the proper sustenance and shelter to every person who every person who is under arrest or in custody;

(xviii)To undertake any other security duty 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 of the Chief Security Commissioner, as the case may be, obtained; and

(xix)To promptly obey and execute all orders lawfully issued to him by any superior officer or the Force and to discharge such other duties as are imposed upon him by any law for time being in force or case on him by any railway rule.

General powers and responsibilities of superior officers :-

The superior officers of the Force shall exercise such administrative and disciplinary powers over the membersof the Force placed undertheircommandas are specifiedin Schedules II to IV and such other powers as are conferred on railway servants of equivalent rank by any rules relating to such servants and discharge such responsibilities as are specified in these rules or may be specified in any directions issued by the Central Government or the Director-General in this behalf.

Powers and responsibilities of the Divisional Security Commissioner :-

(1).TheDivisionalSecurityCommissionershallbedirectlyresponsibletothe Chief Security concerned for better protection, security and smooth movement of railway property as well as for the efficient administration of the Force in his jurisdiction and shall deal with all establishmentmatters concerningthe enrolledmembersof 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 betterprotectionandsecuritytorailwaypropertyinhisdivisionandmatters connected therewith and shall carry out 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 officerposted in the division, Post CommandersandCompanycommandersforensuringeffectiveco-ordination amongstthemandtoaid,adviseordirecttheiractivitiesforprovidingbetter 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 outposts, 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 the crime situation ;

(b).ensuring effective and result – oriented deployment of Force placed under his command;

(c).studyingall basicsecurity arrangements againstthefts, pilferagesandother crimesagainstrailwaypropertyandsuggestingsuchimprovementstothe authorities concerned may be called for;

(d).ensuringcorrectaccountalofcrime,thoroughandpromptenquiriesfor recovery of stolen railway property and prosecution of offenders and receivers ;

(e).liaisonwithhiscounterpartsinthePoliceincludingrailwaypolice,civil administration and other railway departments for taking effective measures for betterprotectionandsecurityofrailwaypropertyandmatters 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-ordination with his counterpart in the Claims Prevention Office to arrest the upwardtrendinincidentsleadingto suchclaimsnoticedanywhereinhis jurisdiction;

(g).submitting to his superior officers such reports and returns as may be called for including reports on subversive and other objectionable activities affecting the security and functioning of the railway noticed anywhere in his division; and

(h).ensuring full compliance by all concerned under his command of all directions andinstructionsissuedbytheDirectorGeneralortheChiefSecurity 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 superior and subordinate officers posted to assist the Divisional Security Commissioner shall be such as may be specified in the Directives.

4(b)(II)

Power and duties of officers and employees:

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 Railway Act, 1890.

(2).The other functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be :

(i).to identifythe situations that havepotentialsfor the commission of crime againstthe railwayproperty eitherstaticor intransitor mobileandtake remedial measures or suggest improvement in basic security arrangements of faulty procedures where necessary, to the railway administration ;

(ii).to reduce the opportunities of thefts, pilferages, misappropriation, trades, etc., againstrailwayproperty andleakageof railwayrevenuethrough surprise preventivechecks or other appropriate measures like detailing of patrols in vulnerable sectors, posting of guards and pickets at black spots, escorting of affectedtrains,keepingopenorunobtrusivewatchatworkshops,stores, goods-sheds, depots, parcel offices,yards and other such places and at any station or enroute the destination of railway property ;

(iii).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 ;

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

(v).toregisterandtakeupenquiriesunderRailwayProperty(Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966,apprehend the offenders and participate in subsequent legal proceedings connected therewith ;

(vi).to register or to promptly pass on reports for registration to the local Police of all cognizableoffences against the railway property, conduct enquiries and collectevidence forlocalizingthe crimeor which isotherwiseconsidered necessary and render such other assistance as may be possible in investigation of such cases ;

(vii).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 subsection (1)of Section 39 of the Code of CriminalProcedure, 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 cognizable and, within his view, of non-cognizable offences;

(viii).tocollectintelligenceaboutsubversiveandotherobjectionableactivities affectingthe security and functioningof the railwaysas well as about the activities of criminals and suspects prying on railway property;

(ix).to study all cases of suspected sabotage or tampering with track or obstruction onmovementofrailwaypropertywithaviewtosuggestingpreventive measures to railway administration and the Police;

(x).subjectto Rule42,to assistthe railwayadministration duringstrikesand 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 any where in India in aid to civil power ;

(xi).to assist the commercial and other departments of the railway during raids on ticket less travelers, alarm chain pullers, unauthorized hawkers and on those indulgingin hose pipe disconnections or infringingother provisions of the Indian [Railway Act, 1890] ;

(xii).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 ;

(xiii).to use his best endeavors to prevent any loss or damage by fire to railway property;

(xiv).to record and study all cases of fire incidents involving railway property andsuggestpreventivemeasuresandtooperateandmaintainfirefighting equipment at railway stations, installations, etc.

(xv).to guard cash offices of railway and escort their pay clerks;

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

(xvii).to arrange for the proper sustenance and shelter to every person who is under arrest or in custody;

(xviii)to undertake any other security duty assignedto 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 :

(xix)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 are imposed upon him by any law for the time being in force or cast on him by any railway rule.


SCHEDULE – II

ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS OF SUPERIOR OFFICERS

Sl.

No.

Nature of powers

Director General

Chief Security

Commissioner

Additional/ Dy.Chief Security

Commissioner/ Principal

RPF. Academy.

Divisional Security

Commissioner/ Security/

Commanding Officer/ Senior

Security Commissioner

Deputy/ Assistant

Security Commissioner/

Assistant Commandant of

RPSF/ Adjutant

1

Appointment

--

All enrolled members

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of

Inspector

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of Sub Inspector

No powers

2

Confirmation

--

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Promotion

--

Upto the rank of

Inspector

Upto the rank of Sub-Inspector

Upto the rank of Asst. Sub-Inspector

-do-

4

Acceptance of

Resignation

--

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

5

Transfer

5(1)

From one cadre to the

other in Railway

Protection Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

No powers

No powers

No powers

-do-

5(2)

From the station to

another in the same

division or unit

-do-

All enrolled members of

the Force

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of

Inspector

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of

Inspector.

-do-

5(3)

From one division to the

other division of the

same Railway or from

one RPSF Bn to the other

-do-

-do-

-do-

No powers

-do-

5(4)

From one Railway to another Railway or from

Railway Protection

Special Force to Zonal

Railway and Vice Versa.

All enrolled members of

the Force

All enrolled members of the Force after obtaining

the concurrence of the

Director-General in

conformity with the rules

on the subject.

No powers

No powers

No powers

6

Grant of leave

All members

of the Force

All members of the

Force

All members of the Force

All members of the Force

All members of the Force

7

Crossing of Efficiency

Bar

--

All enrolled members of

the Force

All enrolled members of the

Force

All enrolled members of the

Force

All under officer and below

8

Grant of allowance

including Traveling

Allowances

All members

of the Force

All members of the

Force

All members of the Force

All members of the Force

All enrolled members of

the Force


9

Grant of rewards

Full powers

upto ` 2000 in

any one case

Full powers upto `1000

(within the sanctioned

allocation) in each case

Full powers upto `500 (Subject

to availability of funds) in each

case.

Full powers upto the extent of`200 in each case (Within the

sanctioned allocation) provided

that the Commanding Officer of a

Railway Protection Special Force

Bn may sanction rewards upto `500 in each case.

Full powers upto `100 in

each case (Within the

sanctioned allocation)

provided that an Assistant

Commandant Adjutant of a

Railway Protection on

Special Force Bn may

sanction rewards upto `200 in each case.

10

Grant of advance on

transfer

All members

of the Force

All members

of the Force

All members

of the Force

All members

of the Force

All under officers and

Below

11

Issue of passes and

Privilege Ticket Orders

to Serving and retired

employees (Home and

foreign line)

Full powers in

accordance

with Pass

Rules

Full powers in

accordance with Pass

Rules

Full powers in accordance with

Pass Rules

Full powers in accordance with

Pass Rules

Full powers in accordance

with Pass Rules

12

Passes to informers,

witnesses in cases under

RP(UP) Act and D&AR

cases

Full powers in

accordance

with Pass

Rules

Full powers in

accordance with Pass

Rules

Full powers in

accordance with Pass

Rules

Full powers in

accordance with Pass

Rules

Full powers in

accordance with Pass

Rules

Note :-

1. All Inspector may sanction full casual leave to the enrolled members of the Force working under his command.

2. All Inspectors may issue privilege, duty, medical passes in accordance with Pass Rules to the enrolledmembersof the Force under their command.


SCHEDULE – III

DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITIES AND THEIR POWERS

Sl.

No.

Nature of powers

Director General

Chief Security

Commissioner

Additional/ Dy.Chief Security

Commissioner/ Principal

RPF. Academy.

Divisional Security

Commissioner/ Security/

Commanding Officer / Senior

Security Commissioner

Deputy/ Assistant

Security Commissioner/

Assistant Commandant of

RPSF/ Adjutant

1

Suspension

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All under officers and

Below

2

Dismissal

-do-

-do-

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of

Inspector

All enrolled members of the

Force below the rank of Sub Inspector

No powers

3

Removal

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

4

Compulsory retirement

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

5

Reduction in rank or

grade

-do-

-do-

All enrolled members of the

Force

All enrolled members of the

Force

All under officers and

below

6

Reduction to a lower

stage in the existing

scale of pay

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

7

Withholding of

increment with or

without corresponding

postponement of

subsequent increment

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

All enrolled members of

the Force below the rank of

Asst. Sub-Inspector

8

Withholding of

promotion

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

9

Removal from any

office of distinction or

deprivation of special

emoluments.

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

10

Censure

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

All enrolled members of

the Force below the rank of

Inspector.

11

Fine to any amount not

exceeding 7 days pay

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled members of

the Force below the rank of

assistant Sub-Inspector.

12

Confinement to quarters

for a period not

exceeding 14 days with

or without punishment

drill, extra guard duty,

fatigue duty or any

other punitive duty

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

13

Reprimand

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

14

Withholding of

privilege passes / or

PTOs

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled

members of

the Force

All enrolled members of

the Force below the rank of

Inspector

15

Reduction or

withholding of the

maximum pension

admissible under the

rules

All enrolled

members of

the Force as

per Pension

Rules

All enrolled

members of

the Force as

per Pension

Rules

All enrolled

members of

the Force as

per Pension

Rules

All enrolled

members of

the Force as

per Pension

Rules

No powers.

16

Appellate Authority

against the orders of …

Central

Government

Director General

Chief Security Commissioner

Additional Chief Security

Commissioner against the orders

of Security Commissioner of

selection grade and Deputy Chief

Security Commissioner against

the orders of other Security

Commissioners and Chief

Security Commissioner / RPSF

against the orders of a

Commanding Officer

Divisional Security

Commissioner / Security

Commissioner /

Commanding Officer.


Note :-

1.In exceptional circumstances, but subjectto rule 133, an Asst. Security Commissioner/ Asst. Commandantmay place a Sub-Inspector under suspension and an Inspector may place any members of and below the rank of under officer under suspension.

2. Inspectors may award punishment of confinement to quarters for a period not exceeding 14 days with or without punishment drill, extra guard, fatigue or other duty to members of and below the rank of under officers.

3. Inspectors may reprimand members of and below the rank of Asst. Sub-Inspector.

4. Powers to appellate authority mentioned under clause 16 shall be exercised by such officers only who are holding their appointments on a regular basis:

Provided that the Director – General may, looking to the nature and duration of the appointment, authorize any superior officer of the Force promoted under Rule 74 to exercise powers of appellate authority as may be admissible for that higher appointment.



SCHEDULE – IV

APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Sl.

No.

Description

Inspector Gr.I (Executive)

Inspector Gr. II (Executive)

Sub-Inspector (Execution)

1

No. of posts

As may be decided from time to time

As may be decided from tine to time

As may be decided from time to time

2

Selection post non –

selection post

Non selection

Selection

Selection

3

Method of recruitment

By promotion on the basis of seniority

subject to the rejection of the unfit.

By promotion under rule 70 failing

which by deputation

(a) By direct recruitment under rule 49- 50%

(b) By promotion under rule 70-50%

4

In case of recruitment

by promotion,

deputation or transfer

grades from which

promotion, deputation

or transfer to be made

Promotion :

Inspectors Gr.II who have completed

their probation.

Approved for promotion as

(i) Promotion : Sub-Inspectors with 8

years regular service as SubInspectors.

(ii) Deputation : Inspectors or subinspectors

Inspectors from the police.

Promotion :

Asst. Sub-Inspectors with 5 years regular

service in that rank.

Sl.

No.

Description

Asst. Sub-Inspector (Executive

Head Constable (Executive)

1

No. of posts

As may be decided from time to time

As may be decided from time to time

2

Selection post / non-selection post

Selection

75% non selection, 25% selection

3

Method of recruitment

By promotion

Under rule 70-60%

Under rule 72-40%

70-50% by promotion on the basis of seniority subject

to rejection of unfit and 25% by promotion in

accordance with the provisions of rule 72

4

In case of recruitment

by promotion,

deputation or transfer,

grades, from which

promotion, deputation

or transfer to be made

Promotion :

(i) For rule 70 – Head Constables who have completed their

probation.

(ii) For rule 72- Head constables & Constables who have put in 10

years of service in the Force on the date of notification (Two

chances only for promotion under this rule)

Non selection – Constables who have completed their

probation.

Sl.

No.

Description

Sergeant Driver

(Driver Grade I )

Head Driver

(Driver Grade II)

Naik Driver

(Driver Grade III)

1

No. of posts

30% of the total number of post of

drivers in a zonal Railway or in RPSF

35% of the total number of posts of drivers in a zonal Railway or in RPSF

35% of the total number of posts of drivers

in a zonal Railway or in RPSF which may

be decided from time to time.

2

Technical qualifications

Passed Trade Test as may be specified

in the Directives.

Passed Trade Test as may be

specified in the Directives.

Passed Trade Test as may be specified in

the Directives.

3

Selection / Non-selection

Selection

Selection

Selection

4

Method of recruitment

By promotion under rule 70

By promotion under rule 70

By promotion under rule 70

5

In case of recruitment

by promotion,

deputation or transfer

grade from which

promotions, deputation

or transfer to be made

Promotion under rule 70. Drivers

Grade II who have completed their

probation

Promotion under rule 70. Drivers

Grade III who have completed their

probation

(a) Constable who possesses a valid heavy

vehicle driving license and have put in 2

years of service in Force, or

(b)Ancillarystaffwhopossessesvalid

heavy vehicle driving license and has put

infiveyearsregularserviceinForce,

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Sl.

No.

Description

Inspector Gr.I

(Prosecution)

Inspector Gr.II

(Prosecution)

Sub-Inspector

(Prosecution)

1

No. of posts

As may be decided from time to time

As may be decided from time to time

As may be decided from time to time

2

Age

Not applicable

Not more than 32 years on the date of notification for direct recruits

Not more than 30 years on the date of notification for direct recruits.

3

Technical qualification

Not applicable

(i) Bachelor’s degree in Law.

(ii) 5 years standing as an advocate.

(i) Bachelor’s degree in Law.

(ii) 2 years standing as an advocate in case of direct recruits.

4

Selection post / Non selection post.

Non – selection

Selection for direct recruits. Non selection for departmental promoters.

Selection.

5

Method of recruitment

By promotion on the basis of seniority

subject to the rejection of the unfit

(i) By Direct recruitment 80%

(ii) By promotion on the basis of

seniority subject to rejection of unfit

– 20%

(i) By direct recruitment 50%

(ii)Bypromotionunderrule72from

amongst law graduates

6

In case of recruitment

by promotion,

deputation or transfer

grades from which

promotion deputation or

transfer to be made

Promotion : Inspectors (Prosecution)

Gr.II who have completed their

probation.

(i) Direct recruitment : AS may be

prescribed through Directives.

(ii) By promotion : Sub-Inspector

(Prosecution) with fire years regular

service.

As may be prescribed Directives.


4(b)(iii)

Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

The Chief Security Commissioner on the Zonal Railway and the Divisional Security Commissioners on the Divisions, in conformity with the provisions of the Act, the Rules, the Directives and instructions of their superior officers, issue general or special orders to other superior officers and enrolled members of the Force under their command.

4(b)(iv)

Norms set for the discharge of functions:

           Norms for the discharge of functions are set in the following

(a) The RPF Act 1957 :-

Power to arrest without warrant:

     Any member of the Force may, without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest:

(i) Any person, who voluntarily causes hurt to, or attempts voluntarily to cause hurt to, or wrongfully restraints or attempts wrongfully to restraint, or assaults, threatens to assault, or uses, or threatens or attempts to use,criminal force to him or any other member of the Force in the execution of his duty as such member, or with intent to prevent or to deter him from discharging his duty as such members or in consequence or anything done or attempted to be done by him in the lawful dischare of his duty as such member; or

(ii) any person who has been concerned in or against whom a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been concerned in, or who is found taking precautions to conceal his presence under circumstances which afford reason to believe that he is taking such precautions with a view to committing a cognizable offence which relates to railway property. or

(iii) any person found taking precautions to conceal his presence within the railway limits under circumstances which afford reason to believe that he is taking such precautions with a view to committing theft of, or damage to railway property; or

(iv) any person who commits or attempts to commit a cognizable offence which involves or which is likely to involve imminent danger to the life of any person engaged in carrying on any work relating to railway property.

Power to search without warrant :

(1) Whenever any member of the Force, not below the rank of a Naik, has reason to believe that any such offence as is referred to in section 12 has been or is being committed and that a search warrant cannot be obtained without affording the offender an opportunity of escaping or of concealing evidence of the offence he may detain him and search his person and belongings forthwith and, if he thinks proper arrest any person whom he has reason to believe to have committed the offence.

(2) The provision of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 relating to searches under that Code shall, so far as may, be applied to searches under this section.

Procedure to be followed after arrest:

Any member of the Force making an arrest under this Act shall without unnecessary delay, make over the person so arrested to Police officer,or, in the absence of police officer take such person or cause him tobe taken to the nearest police station.

(b) RPF Rules, 1987.

Restriction on deployment of Force:

1. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, no member if the Force shall be called upon to carry out any functions relating to law and order (except when detailed under Chapter XVI) or to attend to problems which are purely of an administrative nature requiring certain standard of discipline to be maintained by the railway servants or users of the railways: Provided that the Force may be deployed to combat mob violence against the safety and security of railway property where there is delay in arrival of the Police or the Magistrate.

2. Without prejudice to rule 41.2(x) the force may make adequate arrangements during strike and lock-outs for ensuring protection and security of railway property and provide protection to the loyal workers and for maintenance of law and order with the assistance of Local Police or otherwise.

3. Except for reason to be recorded in writing, no member of the Force shall be deployed in railway colonies- (a) for rounding up and removal of stray cattle, hawkers, beggars, anti-social elements such other duties; (b) for regulating the crowd for ensuring law and order in the sale of controlled commodities by railway co-operative societies; (c) to perform traffic duties, to control the crowd and to regulate vehicular traffic; (d) to collect toll taxes; or (e) to guard the schools and colleges run by the railway administration: Provided that the Force may be deployed in any railway colony for guarding vital installation like substations,pump houses, etc.

4. No member of the Force shall be called upon to remove encroachments and unauthorized occupation or to evict tenants or sub-tenants either on railway stations or in the railway premises where such encroachment, unauthorized occupation of subletting have been accepted by the railway administration over the years or which are likely to result in law and order problem.

5. No member of the Force shall be deployed for serving order of dismissal or removal from service or suspension on any railway servant or to verify the antecedents or character of any employee.

6. No member of the Force shall be called upon to remove any posters which seem objectionable to the railway administration but if any other railway servant is commissioned to remove such posters, the Force shall provide protection to him.

Procedure on arrest:

For the purpose of section 14, while handling over a person arrested under section 12 to the police office or at the nearest police station, a brief note giving the time, date and reasons of arrest shall also be furnished and a record of the same kept at the post.

Search:

For the purposes of section 13 of the Act, if any railway property reasonably suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained is found during any search of a person or his belongings that person shall be arrested and dealt with under the provisions of the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966 or sent to the Police along with the property thus recovered as the circumstances of the case may warrant.

(c) Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966.

1. Power to arrest without warrant.--Any superior officer or member of the Force may, without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant,arrest any person who has been concerned in an offence punishable under this Act or against whom a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been so concerned.

2. Inquiry how to be made against arrested persons.—
(1) When any person is arrested by an officer of the Force for an offence punishable under this Act or is forwarded to him under section 7, he shall proceed to inquiry into the charge against such person.

(2) For this purpose the officer of the Force may exercise the same powers and shall be subject to the same provisions as the officer incharge of a police-station may exercise and is subject to under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898)1, when investigating a cognizable case :

Provided that-

(a) if the officer of the Force is of opinion that there is sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall either admit him to bail to appear before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, or forward him in custody to such Magistrate;

(b) if it appears to the officer of the Force that there is not sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall release the accused person on his executing a bond,with or without sureties as the officer of the Force may direct, to appear, if and when so required before the Magistrate having jurisdiction, and shall make a full report of all the particulars of the case to his official superior.

3. Power to summon persons to give evidence and produce documents.—

(l) An officer of the Force shall have power to summon any person whose attendance he considers necessary either to give evidence or to produce a document, or any other thing in an inquiry which such officer is making for any of the purposes of this Act.

(2) A summons to produce documents or other things may be for the production of certain specified documents or things or for the production of all documents or things of a certain description in the possession or under the control of the person summoned.

(3) All persons, so summoned, shall be bound to attend either in person or by an authorised agent as such officer may direct; and all persons so summoned shall be bound to state the truth upon any subject respecting which they are examined or make statements and to produce such documents and other things as may be required: Provided that the exemptions under sections 132 and 1 33 of the Code Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), shall be applicable to requisitions for attendance under this section.

(4) Every such inquiry as aforesaid, shall be deemed to be a "judicial proceeding" within the meaning of section 193 and section 228 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

4. Issue of search warrant.—

(l) If an officer of the Force has reason to believe that any place is used for the deposit or sale of railway property which has been stolen or unlawfully' obtained, he shall make an application to the Magistrate, having jurisdiction over the area in which that place is situate, for issue of a search warrant.

(2) The Magistrate to whom an application is made under sub-section (1), may, after such inquiry as he thinks necessary, by his warrant, authorise any officer of the Force- (a) to enter, with such assistance as may be required, such place;
(b) to search the same in the manner specified in the warrant;
(c) to take possession of any railway property therein found which he reasonably       
       suspects to be stolen or unlawfully obtained; and
(d) to covey such railway property before a Magistrate, or to guard the same on the
       spot until the offender is taken before a Magistrate, or otherwise to dispose 
       thereof in some place of safely.

5. Searches and arrests how to be made.--All searches and arrests made under this Act shall be carried our in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 181)8 (5 of 1898)1, relating respectively to searches and arrests made under that Code.

(d) The Railway Act 1989.

Arrest for offences under certain sections :-

(1) If any person commits any offence mentioned in section 150 to 152, he may be arrested without warrant or other written authority by any Railway servant or police officer not below the rank of a head constable.

(2) If a person commits any offence mentioned in sections 137, 141 to 147, 150 to 157, 160 to 162, 164, 166, 168 and 172 to 175, he may be arrested without warrant or other written authority by any railway servant or police officer not below the rank of a head constable.

(3) The railway servant or the police officer may call to his aid any other person to effect the arrest under sub-section (1).

(4) Any person so arrested under this section shall be produced before the nearest Magistrate within a period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the court of the Magistrate.

Arrest of persons likely to abscond, etc. :-

(1) If any person who commits any offence under this Act, other than an offence mentioned in section 179, or is liable to pay any excess charge or other sum demanded under section 138, fails or refuses to give his name and address or there is reason to believe that the name and address given by him are fictitious or that he will abscond, any railway servant authorized in this behalf or any police officer not below the rank of a head constable may arrest him without warrant or written authority.

(2) The railway servant or the police officer may call to his aid any other person to effect the arrest under sub-section (1).

(3) Any person arrested under this section shall be produced before the nearest Magistrate within a period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the court of the Magistrate unless he is released earlier on giving bail or if his true name and address are ascertained on executing a bond without sureties for his appearance before the Magistrate having jurisdiction to try him for the offence.

(4) The provisions of Chapter XXIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), shall, so far as may be, apply to the giving of bail and the execution of bonds under this section.

Enquiry by officer authority to ascertained commission of offence :-

For ascertaining facts and circumstances of a case, the officer authorized may make an inquiry into the commission of an offence mentioned in Sub-Section (2) of 179 and may file a complaint in the competent court if the offence is found to have been committed.

Powers of officer authorized to enquire :-

While making an enquiry the officer authorized shall have power to :-

(1) Summon and enforce the attendance of any person and record his statement.

(2) Require the discovery and production of any document.

(3) Requisition of any public record or copy thereof from any office authority or person.

(4) Enter and search any premises or person and seize any property or document which may be relevant to the subject matter of the enquiry.

Disposal of person arrested :-

Every person arrested for an offence punishable under Sub-Section (2) of Section 179 shall, if the arrest was made by a person other than the officer authorized, be forwarded, without delay, such officer.

Enquiry how to be made against arrested person :-

(1) When any person is arrested by the officer authorized for an offence punishable under this Act such officer shall proceed to enquire into the charge against such person.

(2) For this purpose, the officer authorized may exercise the same powers and shall be subject to the provisions as the officer incharge of a police station may exercise and to the subject provisions of the Cr.P.C, when investigating a cognizable offence.

Provided that :----

(a) If the officer authorized is of the opinion that there is sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person he shall either admit him to bail to appear before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case or forward him in custody to such magistrate.

(b) If it appears to the officer authorized that there is no sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person he shall released the accused person on his executing a bond with or without sureties as the officer authorized may direct to appear if and when so required before the magistrate having jurisdiction.

Search, Seizure and Arrest how to be made :-

All searches, seizures and arrest made under this Act shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Cr.P.C.

Punishment for certain offences in relation to enquire :-

Who ever intentionally insults or causes any interruption in the enquiry proceedings or deliberately makes a false statement before the enquiry officer shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or fine 1000/- or both.

(e) Standing Orders issued from Security Directorate, Railway Board from time to time.

(f) Railway Board’s Circular issued from time to time


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