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Security Department

Railway Protection Force


            We shall protect and safeguard railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.


Promote the safety, security and boost the confidence of the travelling public on the Indian railways.





We shall carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property. Facilitate passenger safety 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 the 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.


Chief Security Commissioner (CSC/RPF) is the head of security department in the rank of DIG. He is assisted by Deputy Chief Security Commissioner and Staff Officer (ASC/HQ).There are two intelligence branches namely Special Intelligence Branch (SIB) and Crime Intelligence Branch (CIB) directly controlled by the security Commiserate for collection of intelligence regarding law and order, union matters, terrorist activities and other offences against state.

SIB is responsible to collect the intelligence and feed if to the offices of CSC and DSC. CIB?s responsibility is to collect intelligence on crime against railway property, passengers and other petty crimes in passengers areas and on the railways and to feed the information to the offices of CSC and DSC. Both SIB and CIB have one Inspector and a few other staff in every division.


The Security Commiserate has one zonal security control room (ZSCR) in the office. Every DSC has Divisional Security Control rooms (DSCR) in their offices. The Security Control Rooms work for 24 hrs a day. Urgent messages from the RPF posts/outposts, other departments of railway, GRP, Local Police and public are received by the SCRs. These messages are further communicated by the SCRs to CSC/DSC and to other concerned officers.

The urgent directives of the DG/RPF are flashed by the Railway Board Security Control Room (RBSCR) and are carried further down through ZSCRs, DSCRs up to the RPF /Post /out post. The public can utilize the SCRs for giving their suggestions complaints and information relevant to the security of railway and concerning the duties of RPF.


There is a group of RPF officers at Security commiserate specially formed for having vigilance on its own officers under the control of CSC. Specific complaints against corrupt practices, unlawful activities of any member of the RPF over SWR are enquired in to by IVG and suitable actions against the members are taken by the competent authorities on the report of IVG. Public having a specific information about corrupt practices etc, of any member of the RPF over SWR can make specific complaints to the CSC.

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Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-09-2021  

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