Dharmendra Kumar, IPS (AGMU:84), has been appointed as the new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF). Presently, he is working in CISF as Additional DG. The appointment of Kumar will be effective from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The RPF is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways .This is the only central armed police force (CAPF) which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways.