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Information as per Section 4(1) (b) of RTI Act

TRANSPARENCY AUDIT OF DISCLOSURES U/S-4 OF THE RTI ACT BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

1.1

Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [Section-4(1)(b)(i)]

1.1.1

Name and address

of the organisation

Railway Protection Force

Office of the Principal Chief Security Commissioner,

East Coast Railway Headquarters, Rail Sadan, Bhubaneswar-751017.

1.1.2

Head of the organization

Principal Chief Security Commissioner

1.1.3

Vision, Mission and

Key objectives

• Protect and safeguard railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.

• Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the travelling public in the Indian Railways.

• Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.

• Facilitate hassle-free passenger-travel 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 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 women and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.

1.1.4

Functions and duties

·Escorting of passenger trains in vulnerable areas.

·Providing access control, regulation and general security on the platforms, in passenger areas and circulating areas.

·To protect and safeguard railway property, passenger area and passengers.

·To remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property or passengers in passenger area.

·To do any other act conducive to the better protection and security of railway property, passenger area and passengers.

1.1.5

Organisation Chart

Attached.

 

1.2

Powers and duties of its officers and employees [Section-4(1)(b)(ii)]

1.2.1

Powers and duties of officers

(1) The primary functions of enrolled members of the Force shall be :-

(a) To protect and safeguard railway property 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 Railway Act, 1890.

(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 of faulty procedures wherever necessary to the railway administration ;

(ii) To reduce the opportunities for thefts, pilferages, misappropriation, illicit-trade etc., against railway property and leakage of railway revenue through surprise preventive checks or other appropriate measures 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;

(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 better security;

(iv) To interpose at any time or place for preventing any attempt to steal, 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 to take-up enquiries under Railway Property(Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966 to 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 subsection (1)of Section 39 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 on Railways and to lay such information and to take such other steps consistent with law and with the orders of superiors as shall be best implemented to bring offenders to justice and to prevent the commission of cognizable and non-cognizable 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 of movement of Rail Service 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 order 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 ticket less travellers, alarm chain pullers, unauthorized hawkers and on those indulging in hose pipe disconnections or infringing other provisions of the Indian[ Railway Act,1890] ;

(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 member, in such ways as would be lawful and reasonable on the part of the member thus aided ;

(xiii) To guard cash offices of railway and escort their pay clerks ;

(xiv) To take prompt measures to procure necessary medical help for any wounded or sick person under arrest or in custody ;

(xv) To arrange for the proper sustenance and shelter to every person who is under arrest or in custody ;

(xvi) 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 to provide with the approval of the Director General or the Principal Chief Security Commissioner, as the case may be, obtained, and :

(xvii) To promptly obey and execute all orders lawfully issued by any superior officer of the Force and to discharge such other duties as are imposed upon by any law for the time being in force or cast on by any Railway rule .

1.2.2

Powers and duties of other

employees

  

1.2.3

Rules/orders under which

powers and duties are derived

Powers and duties are derived from RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.2.4

Rules/orders under which

powers and duties are exercised

Powers and duties are derived from RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.2.5

Work allocation

 

 

1.3

Procedure followed in decision making process [Section-4(1)(b)(iii)]

1.3.1

Process of decision making identify

key decision making points

As per extent rules, powers for taking decision are exercised with respect to Crime Manual, Establishment Manual, Standing Order, Directives and RPF Rule-1987.

1.3.2

Final decision making authority

Principal Chief Security Commissioner

1.3.3

Related provisions, acts,

rules etc.

Powers and duties are derived from RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.3.4

Time limit for taking a decision,

if any

As prescribed in RPF Rules.

1.3.5

Channel of supervision and accountability

Available in East Coast Railway website.

 

1.4

Norms for discharge of functions [Section-4(1)(b)(iv)]

1.4.1

Nature of functions/services offered

The norms for discharge of functions are stipulated in the documents like Vigilance notices, transfer policies, DAR, promotion rules, refund rules, claims etc. which can be found on Indian Railways website under different Directorates.

Railway Board Directorates

1.4.2

Norms/standards for functions/service delivery

1.4.3

Process by which these services can be accessed

1.4.4

Time-limit for achieving the targets

1.4.5

Process of redress of grievances

Suraksha Sammelan, CPGRAM, Rail Madad etc.

 

1.5

Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions [Section-4(1)(b)(v)]

1.5.1

Title and nature of the

record/manual/instruction

RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.5.2

List of Rules, regulations, instructions,

manuals and records

RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.5.3

Acts/Rules manuals etc.

RPF RULE-1987, RPF ACT-1985, RPF ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL-2019, RP(UP) ACT-1966, RLY.ACT-1989, RLY.ACT-2003, MSOP.

1.5.4

Transfer policy and transfer orders

As per IREM for Gazetted RPF Officers & RPF Establishment Manual-2019 for Non-Gazetted RPF personnel.

 

1.6

Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section-4(1)(b)(vi)]

1.6.1

Categories of documents

Documents are available on Indian Railway website under different Directorate.

Railway Board Directorates

1.6.2

Custodian of documents/categories

 

1.7

Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section-4(1)(b)(viii)]

1.7.1

Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.

Nil

1.7.2

Composition

Nil

1.7.3

Dates from which constituted

Nil

1.7.4

Term/Tenure

Nil

1.7.5

Powers and functions

Nil

1.7.6

Whether their meetings are open to the public?

Nil

1.7.7

Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?

Nil

1.7.8

Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?

Nil

 

1.9

Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section-4(1)(b)(x)]

1.9.1

List of employees with Gross Monthly remuneration

Total Employees – 269 (HQ only)

Gross Monthly Remuneration – Rs.1,53,78,556/-

1.9.2

System of compensation as provided in its regulations

Remuneration is paid in the form of salary and wages as admissible.

 

1.10

Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section-4(1)(b)(xvi)]

1.10.1

Name and designation of the Public Information Officer(PIO), Assistant Public Information Officer(APIO) & Appellate Authority

·Shri. P.V.S. Santha Ram, CSC (AA)

PCSC OFFICE/RAILSADAN/ECOR/BBS

8455885701 (addlcsc@ecor.railnet.gov.in)

·Shri. A.Ravindranath, SC/HQ (PIO)

PCSC OFFICE/RAILSADAN/ECOR/BBS

8455885702 (dycsc@ecor.railnet.gov.in)

·Shri. P.K.Dalbehera, SO to PCSC (APIO)

PCSC OFFICE/RAILSADAN/ECOR/BBS

8455885703 (aschq@ecor.railnet.gov.in)

 

1.10.2

Address, telephone numbers and e-mail ID of each designated official

 

1.11

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been proposed/taken [Section-4(2)]

1.11.1

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been pending for major penalty or minor penalty proceedings.

 

Major Penalty : 08

Minor Penalty : 06

1.11.2

Finalised minor penalty or major penalty proceedings.

 

1.12

Programmes to advance understanding of RTI [Section-26]

1.12.1

Educational programme

Time to time training programmes is being conducted by the CPIO to update rules, sections, and guidelines to the public authorities.

1.12.2

Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes

1.12.3

Training of CPIO/APIO

1.12.4

Update & public guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned

It is being done by DGM&CPIO from time to time.

 

1.13

Transfer policy and transfer orders

1.13.1

Transfer policy and transfer orders

[F.No.1/6/2011-IRdt.15.04.2013]

Transfer is being made as per IREM for Gazetted RPF Officers & RPF Establishment Manual-2019 for Non-Gazetted RPF personnel.

Transfer Orders for the year 2021 are attached.

  Organization Chart of Security Department

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Source : East Coast Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 30-09-2021  


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