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Security Department of Raipur Division

The point wise compliance as laid down in Rule 15, 39, 40 & 41 of RPF Rule

1987 and RPF (Amendment)Act, 2003 is appended below:

4(1)(b) (i) The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Rule 15. Organizational set up in the division:

15.1 The Force on each zonal railway shall be further distributed over

divisions and railway establishments.

15.2 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.

15.3 For operational purposes, a division may be divided into sub-divisions

each under the charge of a superior officer.

15.4 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) of Rule 17.

15.5 Each post or 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 Chief Security Commissioner.

15.6 A static post or a mobile company may have one or more out-posts or

detachments attached to it, each headed by an officer no below the

rank of Sub-Inspector and comprising of such number of other enrolled

members of the Force as may be determined from time to time by Chief

Security Commissioner.

15.7 A Fire Station shall be headed by an officer not below the rank of a

Sub-Inspector and shall consist of such number of other enrolled

members of the Force as may be appointed from time to time for fire

fighting and fire prevention.

Note: The fire branch of RPF has been abolished.


4(1)(b) (ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

Rule 39. Powers and responsibilities of the Divisional Security Commissioner:

39.1 The Divisional Security Commissioner shall be directly responsible to

the Chief Security Commissioner 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 establishment matters concerning the enrolled members of the

Force placed under his control.

39.2 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.

39.3 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 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.

39.4 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.

39.5 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.

39.6 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) 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 enquires for

recovery of stolen 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 incidents leading to

such claims noticed anywhere in his 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 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.

Rule 40. Powers and responsibilities of other superior and subordinate officers

of the division:

The powers and responsibilities of other superior and subordinate

officers posted to assist the Divisional Security Commissioner shall be

such as may be specified in the Directives.

Rule 41. General powers and functions of enrolled members of the Force:

41.1 The primary functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be:-

(a) to protect and safeguard railway property, passenger and passenger

area 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, 1989 amended in 2003.


41.2 The other functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be:-

(i) to identify the situations that have potentials 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 or faulty procedures where necessary, to the railway

administration;

(ii) to reduce the opportunities of thefts, pilferages, misappropriation,

frauds, etc. against railway property and leakage of railway revenue

through surprise preventive checks or other appropriate measure 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 seal,

misuse, damage or tamper with the railway property or to convert it

into private use without lawful authority and to initiate action against

offenders;

(v) 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;

(vi) 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.

(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 noncognizable

offences;

(viii) 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;


(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 other and control of

railway crime or when deputed anywhere in India in aid to civil

power;

(xi) to assist the commercial and other departments of the railway during

raids on ticketless travellers, alarm chain pullers, unauthorized

hawkers and on those indulging in hose pipe disconnections or

infringing other provisions of the Indian Railways Act, 1989 amended

in 2003;

(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 members, 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 or damage by fire to

railway property;

(xiv) 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.

(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 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 Commission, 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.

Note: The fire branch of RPF has been abolished. However as per a

recent order one Inspector & one Sub-Inspector from each division are

to be earmarked who will provide expertise during enquiry of train

accidents involving fire.

However, as per the Railway Protection Force (Amendment) Act, 2003,

the followings are the new responsibilities of RPF:-

1. In the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as the

Principal Act), in the long title, for the words “railway property”, the

words “railway property, passenger are and passengers” shall be

substituted.

2. In section 2 of the principal Act, after clause (c), the following clauses

shall be inserted, namely:-

(ca) “passenger” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Railways Act,

1989:

(cb) “passenger area” shall include railway platform, train, yard and such

other area as is frequently visited by passengers.

3. For section 11 of the principal Act, the following section shall be

substituted, namely:-

“11. It shall be the duty of every superior officer and member of the

Force –

(a) promptly to execute all orders lawfully issued to him by his superior

authority;

(b) to protect and safeguard railway property, passenger area and

passengers;

(c) to remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property or

passenger area; and

(d) to do any other act conducive to the better protection and security of

railway property, passenger area and passengers”.

4. In section 12 of the principal Act, for the words “railway property”

wherever they occur, the words “railway property, passenger area and

passengers” shall be substituted.

5. In section 14 of the principal Act, for the words “to a police officer”, the

words “to a police officer together with a detailed report of the

circumstances leading to the arrest of such person” shall be

substituted.


4(1)(b) (iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process,

including channels of supervision and accountability;

The decision making process in RPF at Divisional level rests with

Sr.Divisional Security Commissioner for the entire division. He may

take decisions on his own based on circumstances. He may also take

suggestions from his Assistant Security Commissioner or his other unit

In-charges. However Assistant Security Commissioner or other unit Incharges

may also take decisions which are within their competence.

Decision of greater importance are taken at higher level (i.e. at

DRM/ADRM’s or may be in the form of approval/sanction or orders

depending upon the nature of the decision. Similarly Sr.Divisional

Security Commissioner supervises the work of all subordinates either

directly or through his officers under his control. Accountability is also

fixed accordingly.

4(1)(b) (iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

The norms for the discharge of functions are set according to

performance of the previous year and as per duties & responsibilities

of RPF.




Source : South East Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 22-01-2015  


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