The Union Cabinet has approved Grant of Organised Group ‘A’ status to Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Major Impact
Grant of status of Organized Group ‘A’ service to RPF will end stagnation, improve career progression of the officers and keep up their motivational level. Eligible officers of RPF will get benefitted.

High Court of Delhi vide its order dated 4-12-2012 had directed Railways to grant Group ‘A’ Service status to RPF. Same was upheld by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on 5-2-2019. Accordingly, Railway Board had proposed for grant of Organised Group ‘A’ Service status to RPF.