|Grade||Pay scales||Designation in field (commercial)|| Designation in field
|Any other designation|
|Junior time scale||8000-13500||Asstt. Security commissioner / Asstt. Commandant||Asstt. Security commissioner||NIL|
|Selection time scale||10000-15200||Divisional security Commissioner/ commandant||Security commissioner/ commandant||NIL|
|Junior administrative grade||14300-18300||Sr. Divisional security commissioner/Sr. commandant||Deputy CSC / Joint director||NIL|
|Senior administrative grade||16400-400-20000||Dy. Inspector General / Principal J.R.R.P.F. Academy, Lucknow||Dy. Inspector general/chief security commissioner / Addl. Chief security commissioner||NIL|
|Senior administrative grade||18400-500-22400||Inspector General / Chief security commissioner||Inspector general / chief security commissioner||NIL|
|Higher administrative grade||22400-525-24500||Additional director general||NIL|
|26000 (fixed)||Director general||NIL|
RPF administration is divided 9 zones according to the railways zones. All zones are headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector general / deputy inspector general who functions as chief security commissioner of the respective zone. The headquarters is located at the Ministry i.e., Railway Board, rail Bhavan at New Delhi. Director general/RPF is the supreme authority of the force who functions at the HQ at Railway Board.
RPF has its own training centres at all Zonal Railways where training
of RPF personnel of the rank constables and HQ Constables are conducted.
It has its training academy located at Lucknow named as Jagjivan Ram RPF
Academy. Here, training of officers of the rank of sub-inspector and above
are conducted. The training of directly recruited Group A officers are
also conducted at this academy. It has also a special force as striking
reserve in the form of railway protection special force. It functions
in Battalions. All battalions are commanded by an officer of the rank
of Sr. commandant/commandant.