New Delhi: A senior IPS officer from Bihar cadre IPS have been appointed to head the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
The 1979-batch Bihar cadre IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary will be the Director General of RPF.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is the Central Armed Police Force charged with protecting the Indian Railways.
The RPF is mandated to secure the Indian Railways network apart from rendering some specific tasks in internal security domain.
The strength of RPF is about 65,000. The duties of the Railway Protection Force include:
- To do all conducive means for the free movement of the railways.
- Protection and safeguarding of railway property.
- Protection and safeguarding of passenger, their belongings and passenger areas.