RPF Recruitment 2016 for 2030 Women Constable Vacancies. South Central Railway, Secunderabad has released notification for the recruitment of 2030 Women Constable vacancies in Railway Protection Force/ Railway Protection Special Force. Eligible all other candidates may apply online on or before 1-3-2016 by 17:30 hrs and remote area candidates may apply Online/ Offline on or before 7-3-2016.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways The Force is commonly referred as RPF. The Force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India). The strength of RPF is about 65,000. RPF is headed by Director General who is usually an Indian Police Service officer.
The Mission of the Railway Protection Force include
Protect and safeguard railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.
Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the traveling public in the Indian Railways.
The origin of this force was ‘Watch & Ward’ and functioned under the administrative control of railway administration. Later on this force was renamed as Railway Protection Force and its members were provided with the power of arrest without warrant for the unlawful possession of railway property. The term railway property included only the properties owned by the railway administration. In due course of time, the definition for the term Railway Property was extended and it included the properties owned by, or in the charge of or entrusted with the railways. The offenders are booked under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966 which is shortly known as RP(UP) Act 1966. Now the Railway Protection Force has a separate administrative system and functions under the general supervision of the Railway Administration.
The maintenance and security of Railways, the vital artery of national communication and economic progress has been a major concern of the Government of India that goes back to the times when the Railway commenced their operations in India in 1854. Since railways have a linear territory traversing inter-state lines, a foolproof security system has been hard to provide.
Thus, for a full 100 years, the Force though being used for providing security to the vital artery of national communication and economic progress did not itself have any legislative status. Therefore, the Govt. instituted a special enquiry through Director, Intelligence Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs) who in his report in 1954 forcefully brought out the necessity of organising the Watch & Ward on a statutory basis. The Railway Board also appointed a Security Adviser to the Railway Board in July, 1953 to work out the details for the reorganisation of the Watch & Ward department.
RPF Recruitment Details:
Total Number of Vacancies: 2030posts
Name of the Posts: Women Constable
1. Railway Protection Force: 1827 Posts
a. SC: 264 Posts
b. ST: 145 Posts
c. OBC: 614 Posts
d. UR: 804 Posts
2. Railway Protection Special Force: 203 Posts
a. SC: 23 Posts
b. ST: 33 Posts
c. OBC: 52 Posts
d. UR: 95 Posts
Important Dates RPF Recruitment 2016:
Start Date to Apply Online: 30-1-2016.
Last Date to Apply Online for All Other Candidates: 1-3-2016 by 17:30 hrs.
Last Date to Apply Online For Remote Areas: 7-3-2016.
Candidates age between 18 to 25 years as on 1-7-2016. Upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ ST, 3 years for OBC and Others as per Govt. Rules.
Rs.5,200/- to Rs.20,200/- + GP- Rs.2,000/- plus usual allowances as admissible to Central Government Employees from time to time.
Candidates must have passed Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized Board/ University.
Candidates will be selected based on Written Examination, Physical Efficiency Test, Physical Measurement Test, document verification and awarding of bonus marks on the basis of NCC/ sports certificates and Height.
How to Apply RPF Recruitment 2016:
For All Other Candidates: The eligible candidates may apply online through the website www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/ www.rpfonlinereg.in on or before 1-3-2016 by 17:30 hrs.
For Remote Areas Candidates: The eligible candidates may apply online through the website www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in or www.rpfonlinereg.in or offline on or before 7-3-2016.