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Railway Protection Force

Railway Protection Force (External website that opens in a new window) (RPF) ensures the safety, security and boosts the confidence of the traveling public in the Indian Railways.


  • Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.
  • Facilitate passenger-travel and security by removing all anti-social elements from trains, railway premises and passenger area.
  • Remain vigilant to prevent trafficking in women and children and take appropriate action to rehabilitate destitute children found in Railway areas.
  • Co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and image of the Indian Railways.
  • Act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/local police and the Railway administration.
  • Adopt proactively all modern technology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for protection of female and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.

Recruitment (External website that opens in a new window)

Training (External website that opens in a new window)

The Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy, Lucknow runs Initial, Refresher, Specialized and other in-service courses. Click here (External website that opens in a new window) to get detailed information on RPF training centres.

Welfare (External website that opens in a new window)

The central assistance fund called Rail Suraksha Kalyan Nidhi (RSKN) provides financial assistance to force members & their families during Natural Calamities, Natural death, death in harness, death due to encounter with antisocial elements, Funeral expenses, Relief for Decategarisation/ Invalidation, Vipati Sahyata Kosh (in sicknesses like cancer, TB) and Ex- gratia Payment on Retirement, Resignation and Discharge from the Services of the Force.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team Last Reviewed on 15-04-2011