The State Government has the power to appoint Dowry Prohibition Officers with the following powers and functions:
– to see that the provisions of the Act are complied with
– to prevent the receiving, abetting the receiving or demanding of dowry;
– to collect evidence for the prosecution of the accused person;
– to perform other duties assigned to him by the State Government or specificed in the rules.
The State Government can confer the powers of a police officer on the Dowry Prohibition Officer by notification in the Official Gazette. (8-