Henceforth, cases of one RPF station would be shared with most other RPF stations, courtesy the new RPF security management system (RSMS) launched by the ministry.
In the new paperless system, which comprises a customised web portal, a mouse click would be sufficient to share vital information with fellow cops in other RPF stations, unlike in the past when RPF had orally explained the cases over phone to their counterparts in oth
er stations, mostly at the end of the day.
“It works like email. If we receive a threat call over phone, we would not have to call the control room to pass on the information to other stations. We must upload it using the portal. From the security commissioner’s office, the information would be disseminated instantly to all networked stations at one go,” explained a RPF officer. They could access the case details, as was recorded by the originating station, just by logging in to the portal, the officer added.
The new system would also provide for online tacking of all cases and reduce the response time considerably. Over 135 locations (36 in Chennai division) in the six divisions of Southern Railway would be linked with the security directorate and zonal and divisional headquarters through RSMS.