About : Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF)

INFO : Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF)
  • The Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF) was formed in the year 1954.
  • IRPF is one of the Group ‘A’ Central Civil Service of India.
  • The cadre controlling authority is the Director General, RPF.
  • Cadre size: 287 posts (direct recruitment – 50%, promotion – 40%, Lateral Entry – 10%).
  • The training ground is at Jagjivan Ram RPF Academy , Lucknow .

Functions of the Officers

  • Responsible for protection of Railway property.
  • Assist the state police in maintenance of law and order in various states at the time of elections and other emergencies.
  • Coordinates with the civil police and GRP (Government Railway police of the respective states) in controlling crime against railway passenger.

Service Hierarchy


Pay scales
Designation in Field (Commercial)
Designation in Field (Operational)

Junior time scale

Asstt. Security commissioner / Asstt. Commandant
Asstt. Security commissioner
Selection grade


Divisional security Commissioner/ commandant

Security commissioner/ commandant

Junior administrative grade


Sr. Divisional security commissioner/Sr. commandant

Deputy CSC / Joint director

Senior administrative grade


Dy. Inspector General / Principal J.R.R.P.F. Academy , Lucknow

Dy. Inspector general/chief security commissioner / Addl. Chief security commissioner


Inspector General / Chief security commissioner

Inspector general / chief security commissioner

Higher grade



Additional director general

26000 (fixed)


Director general

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