(1) The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit to be Inspectors for the purposes of this Act at such ports as may be specified in the notification.
(2) Every Inspector shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).
(3) An Inspector may, at any port for which he is appointed,-
(a) enter, with such assistance (if any) as he thinks fit, any premises or vessel where dock workers are employed;
(b) require any authority or person to produce any register, muster-roll or other document relating to the employment of dock workers, and examine such document;
(c) take on the spot or otherwise the evidence of any person for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of any scheme made for the port are, or have been, complied with.
(4) The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prescribed the manner in which and the persons by whom complaints regarding contravention of any provision of a scheme may be made to an Inspector and the duties of the Inspector in relation to such complaints.