Raising Day of Railway Police Force (RPF)

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RPF Raising day is observed every year o­n the 20th of September, the day on which the Railway Protection Force (RPF) was elevated as an Armed Force of the Union.


  • The Railway Police Force was included in the Central Armed Forces in the year 1985.
  • In 1965 it was renamed as "Railway Protection Special Force".

  • In 1966, the RPF was given legal powers for better protection of railway property by enacting the Railway Property (Unlawful Rights) Act.

  • It is the 37th Raising Day of RPF.

  • RPF has been entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding railway property.

  • Director General of RPF - Sanjay Chander

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