1Short title and extent
This Act may be called the Central Reserve Police Force Act, 1949. It extends to the whole of India 1* * * and applies to members of the Force, wherever th...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,- " active duty " means the duty to restore and preserve order in any local area...
3Constitution of the Force
There shall continue to be an armed force maintained by the Central Government and called the Central Reserve Police Force. The Force shall be constituted...
4Appointment and powers of superior officers
The Central Government may appoint to the Force a Commandant and such other persons as it thinks fit to be assistant commandants and company officers. Th...
5Enrolment
Before a person is appointed to be a member of the Force, the statement contained in the recruiting roll set out in the Schedule shall be read out and, if ...
6Resignation and withdrawal from the Force
resign his appointment during the term of his engagement, except before the expiration of the  first three months of his service ; orwithdraw himself from all...
7General duties of members of the Force
It shall be the duty of every member of the Force promptly to obey and to execute all orders and warrants lawfully issued to him by any competent authority, t...
8Superintendence, control and administration of the Force
The superintendence of, and control over, the Force shall vest in the Central Government; and the Force shall be administered by the Central Government in a...
9More heinous offences
Every member of the Force who- begins, excites, causes or conspires to cause or joins in any mutiny, or, being present at any mutiny, does not use his utmo...
10Less heinous offences
Every member of the Force who- is in a state of intoxication when on, or after having been warned for, any duty or on parade or on the line of march ; or ...
11Minor punishments
The Commandant or any other authority or officer as may be prescribed, may, subject to any rules made under this Act, award in lieu of, or in addition to,...
12Place of imprisonment and liability to dismissal on imprisonment
Every person sentenced under this Act to imprisonment may be dismissed from the Force, and shall further be liable to forfeiture of pay, allowance and any...
13Deductions from pay and allowances
The following penal deductions may be made from the pay and allowances of a member of the Force by his company officer, that is to say,- all pay and allowan...
14Collective fines
Whenever any weapon, part of a weapon or ammunition, forming part of the equipment of a company or other similar unit of the Force, is lost or stolen the ...
15Arrest
Any member of the Force who commits any offence specified in section 9 or section 10 may be placed on open or close arrest by any officer of the Force...
16Powers and duties conferrable and imposable on members of the Force
The Central Government may, by general or special order, confer or impose upon any member of the force any of the powers 128.or duties conferred or impos...
17Protection for acts of members of the Force
In any suit or proceeding against any member of the Force for any act done by him in pursuance of a warrant or order of a competent authority, it shall be...
18Power to make rules
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules1 for carrying out the purposes of this Act. In particular and without prejud...
19Validation of acts done before commencement of Act
Any order made, thing done, or action taken by or in relation to a member of the Force, on or after the 15th day of August, 1947, but before the commencem...
SCHEDULEschedule
After you have served in the Force for such period as the Central Government may prescribe, you may, at any time when not on active duty, apply for dischar...
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