The Probation of Offenders Act,1958
Section 17. Power to make rules
(1) The State Government may, with the approval of the Central Government, by notification in the official Gazette make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely: –
(a) Appointment of probation officers, the terms and conditions of their service and the area within which they are to exercise jurisdiction;
(b) Duties of probation officers under this Act and the submission of reports by them;
(c) The conditions on which societies may be recognised for the purposes of Clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 13;
(d) The payment of remuneration and expenses to probation officers or of a subsidy to any society which provides probation officers; and
(e) Any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed.
(3) All rules made under this section shall be subject to the condition of previous publication and shall, as soon as may be after they are made, be laid before the State Legislature.