Social Welfare Act, 1998

Appointment of officers.

23.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of section 212 of the following subsection:

“Social welfare inspectors.

212.—(1) The Minister, or an officer authorised in that behalf by special or general directions of the Minister, may appoint such and so many officers as is appropriate to be social welfare inspectors for the purposes of such provisions of Parts II, III, IV, V, VA, IX and this Part as he or she may determine in the case of such appointments.”.

(2) A social welfare inspector appointed under section 212(1) of the Principal Act and holding office immediately before the commencement of this section shall continue in office as if appointed under subsection (1) (inserted by this section) of section 212.