The Probation of Offenders Act,1958
Section 14. Duties of probation officer
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 all offence with a view to assist the court ill 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.