(1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such person as it thinks fit to be the Chief Inspector of Dock Safety and such persons as it thinks fit to be Inspectors subordinate to the Chief Inspector for the purposes of this Act at such ports as may be specified in the notification.
(2) The Chief Inspector shall also exercise the powers of an Inspector.
(3) The Chief Inspector and all Inspectors shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).
1.15th April, 1987, vide notification No. G.S.R. 399(E), dated 15th April, 1987, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(i).