17. Power of inspection.-
(1) The Chief Administrator or any other Officer authorised by him in writing in this behalf may, by order, require any borrower to furnish such information or to produce such books of accounts and other documents for inspection at such time and place as may be specified in the order and the borrower shall comply with such order.
(2) The Chief Administrator or such officer may inspect such books of account or documents produced and take extracts therefrom.
(3) The Chief Administrator or the officer making the inspection or any person working under his order shall not communicate or allow to be communicated to any person not legally entitled thereto any information relating to the affairs of the borrower. (4) If any person contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (3) he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.