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RPF gets Group A status, renamed Indian Railway Protection Force Service

An official order was issued on Monday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Railways has renamed its security force (Railway Protection Force) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service.

The ministry has accorded organised Group A status to and renamed it, according to an order issued on Monday.

"Consequent upon grant of organized group A status ( OGAS) to in the light of Cabinet decision arising from honourable court's orders, it is hereby informed that RPF will be known as Indian Railway Protection Force Service," the order stated.

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First Published: Tue, December 31 2019. 15:35 IST