7. Acting Parliamentary Commissioner
(1) The Governor may appoint a person to act in the office of the Commissioner in such cases or in such circumstances as may be provided for under this section, and the person so appointed shall be known as the Acting Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations.
(2) An Acting Commissioner may be appointed ¾
(a) when the Commissioner is absent from duty for any reason or is absent from the State;
(b) when the Commissioner has been suspended;
(c) when the office of Commissioner is vacant; or
(d) in such other case or circumstances as may be specified in Rules of Parliament.
(2a) The Acting Commissioner, while so acting, may exercise the functions of the Commissioner, and anything done by the Acting Commissioner in so exercising those functions has the like effect as if it were done by the Commissioner.
(3) The Acting Commissioner is entitled to such remuneration, leave of absence and such travelling and such other allowances as the Governor may determine.
[Section 7 amended by No. 13 of 1982 s. 6.]