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Salient Features of the Act governing CRPF

  • The CRPF is governed by the CRPF Act 1949 (Act No. LX VI of 1949) published in Gazette of India Extraordinary part IV dated 30.12.1949 and received the assent of the Governor General on 28th December, 1949. The objective of this Act is to provide for the constitution and regulation of an Armed Central Reserve Police Force. This Act deals with important aspects of the Force like constitution, duties, control & administration, offences & punishments, and other miscellaneous subject.
  • Few important provisions are as under ;

    POLICE POWERS

  • A member of the Force enjoys certain Police Power which has been conferred by Central Government in exercise of powers under Section 16 (1) of CRPF Act 1949, which have been given vide notification No. J.II-9/74- Adm(Pers-I), GOI-MHA, New Delhi 110001 dated 27.7.76. These include power under sections 41(1), 46, 47, 49, 51(1), 52, 74, 102, 129, 131, 149, 150, 151, 152, of CrPC.

    JUDICIAL POWERS

  • In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 16 of CRPF Act 1949, the Commandant and Second-in-Command invests, for the purpose of inquiring into or trying of offences specified in that sub-section and in respect of all matters incidental to such inquiry or trial of such offences.

    LEGAL PROTECTION

  • Legal protection against prosecution is available to a member of the Force for lawful action taken by him in the course of official duties as per section 17 of the CRPF Act 1949. Protection against arrest is available u/s 45 of Cr.P.C 1973 for acts done or purported to have been done in discharge of official duties. Section 132 Cr.P.C 1973 deals with protection against prosecution while section 197 of Cr.P.C 1973 deals with prosecution of judges and public servants.

    Section 18

  • In exercise of powers conferred under Section 18 of CRPF Act 1949, CRPF Rules 1955 has been passed for carrying out the purpose of this Act vide S.R.O. 499 dated 24th feb 1955, published in gazette of India 1955 by Central Government.
  • The CRPF Rules 1955 deal with various aspects like general powers of superior officers, composition of the Force, Organisation of a Battalion, Training, Discipline, Rules regarding Judicial Trial, Internal management, Pay and Allowances, Rules for promotion, Rules and Regulation for recruitment, Appointment and other conditions of services etc. Needless to say that discipline is the backbone of any uniformed Force. Ensuring proper discipline through judicious exercise of powers help us to achieve good morale in the Force. In CRPF the following kinds of disciplinary actions are taken depending upon the merits of each case.
  • CRPF Act 1949 and Rules 1955 containing various provisions instrumental in ensuring proper discipline in the Force thorugh judicious exercise of powers. Following disciplinary actions may be taken as authorized by provisions of CRPF Act and Rule.
    • Penal recoveries can be affected u/s 13, collective fine u/s 14 and a member of the Force can be kept under open or close arrest u/s 15.
    • Orderly Room: Unit Orderly Room is held once weekly or as required, except on Thursday, at the time to be notified in Force Order u/s 11 of CRPF Act 1949 read with Rule 32 of CRPF Rules 1955.
    • Departmental Enquires are conducted under section 11(1) of CRPF Act 1949 read with rule 27( c) of CRPF Rules 1955, and the instructions issued from time to time. Departmental enquiries are preceded by a Preliminary enquiry (para 6.6 and 6.7 of Establishment Manual CRPF and Standing Order No. 20/2001) or Court of Inquiry (para 3.21 and 6.1 to 6.5 of the establishment Manual CRPF) as the case may be.
    • Judicial Trial : Judicial Trials are held u/s 9 and 10 of CRPF Act 1949 read with Rule 36 and Rule 36(E) to (J) of CRPF Rules 1955. Judicial Trial is conducted u/s 10 and method of trial is that of conducting 'Summons Trial' as contained under Cr.P.C, 1973. Powers have been given to all the officers of the rank of Commandant and equivalent rank as per the details given under notification No. J.II-9/74-ADM-GPA-I(MHA) dated 25.1.78 New Delhi 110001.
    • Suspension: The authority empowered to order suspension of the member of the Force are detailed under Rule 27(A) and (B) of CRPF Rules 1955.
  • Appeal, Revision, Right to Appeal and Revision has been conferred under Rule 28 and 29 respectively.
  • Petition: Rule 30 contains provision of petition for grievance redressal.
  • MISC SERVICE CONDITIONS.
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    1 CRPF ACT click here
    2 CRPF RULE PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(17 KB)
    3 CRPF Provisional Manual PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(15 KB)
    4 RECRUITMENT RULES OF AC(MIN) AND AC(PS) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(63 KB)
    5 RECRUITMENT RULES OF ASI (MIN), ASI (ST), HC (MIN), HC (GEST. OPERATOR), SI (MIN), INSP (MIN), SM (MIN) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(304 KB)
    6 AMENDED RECRUITMENT RULES OF ASI (STENO) AND HC (MIN) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(296 KB)
    7 RECRUITMENT RULES OF INSP (SR. LIB AND INFO ASSTT.), SI (LIB AND INFOR ASSTT.), HC (LIB CLERK) AND CT (LIB ATTENDANT) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(117 KB)
    8 RECRUITMENT RULES OF CT (DAFTRY), CT (PEON), CT (FARASH) AND CT (SK/MIN) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(305 KB)
    9 RECRUITMENT RULES OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (OFFICIAL LANGUAGE) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(191 KB)
    10 RECRUITMENT RULES (SIGNALS) OF GROUP ‘B’ AND ‘C’ (RADIO OPERATOR/FITTER/CRYPTO/ TECH/DM) POSTS IN CRPF PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(205 KB)
    11 RECRUITMENT RULES-2010 OF GROUP "A” OFFICERS(GD) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(128 KB)
    12 RECRUITMENT RULES OF ASSISTANT COMMANDANT(OFFICIAL LANGUAGE) PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(389 KB)
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