|Governmental||RPF||Railway Protection Force|
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 under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India). The RPF utilises a similar rank structure to the other paramilitary forces in India. The Railway Companies directly assumed the responsibility of protection and Security of their property as well as of the goods entrusted to them by public for carriage.