Railway Protection Force
The Railway Protection Force was established under the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 to provide security to the railway property and the passengers. It is the only paramilitary force in the country that has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. It comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Railways.
The RPF has brought forth a plan to protect, secure and rehabilitate children who were orphaned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, it has initiated a drive to identify children in distress at stations or in trains or in nearby towns, villages or hospitals.