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.