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14. Duties of probation officers.-

A probation officer shall, subject to such conditions and restrictions, as may be prescribed,-

(a) inquire, in accordance with any directions of a court, into the circumstances or home surroundings of any person accused of an offence with a view to assist the court in determining the most suitable method of dealing with him and submit reports to the court;

(b) supervise probationers and other persons placed under his supervision and, where necessary, endeavour to find them suitable employment;

(c) advise and assist offenders in the payment of compensation or costs ordered by the Court;

(d) advise and assist, in such cases and in such manner as may be prescribed, persons who have been released under section 4; and

(e) perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 Back

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