Operation Nanhe Faristey

  • Under Operation ‘Nanhe Faristey’, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) plays an important
    role in reuniting the children lost/separated due to several reasons from their family.
  • It was launched on Indian Railways, and under this drive, Children in need of care &
    protection who came into contact with Indian Railways were rescued and handed over
    to concerned authorities before being restored to their families.
  • In 2003, the RPF partially took up the duties of escorting passenger trains and access
    control at the railway stations”.
  • RPF is led by a director-general.
  • It is an armed force under the operational and administrative control of the Union
    Ministry of Railways.
  • It is tasked with protecting and securing railway property, the passenger areas, and the
    passengers themselves.