RPF renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service

RPF renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service

The ministry has accorded organised Group A status to RPF and renamed it, according to an order issued on Monday

Members of the railway special protection force (RPSF) patrol on a quiet pedestrian bridge at New Jalpaiguri Railway station after several trains were cancelled due to protests against India's new citizenship law in Siliguri on December 17, 2019. (AFP Pho

The Railways has renamed its security force RPF (Railway Protection Force) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service.

The ministry has accorded organised Group A status to RPF and renamed it, according to an order issued on Monday.

"Consequent upon grant of organized group A status (OGAS) to RPF in the light of Cabinet decision arising from honourable court's orders, it is hereby informed that RPF will be known as Indian Railway Protection Force Service," the order stated.

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