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Cabinet approves Grant of Organized Group ‘A’ Status to Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) Service

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Grant of Organised Group ‘A’ status to Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) and consequential benefits of Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) with effect from 01-01-2006 and Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) @ 30% of Senior Duty Post (SDP) with effect from 06.06.2000, as per Department of Personnel and Training guidelines dated 24.04.2009 and 06.06.2000 respectively and subsequent instructions thereon.

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.

Background

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.