24. Section 29 of the principal Act is repealed and the following sections substituted therefor:
—(1) The Board shall be responsible for the administration of this Act subject to the general and special directions of the Minister.
(2) The Board may appoint a Controller of Weights and Measures and such other number of inspectors of weights and measures and other officers as it thinks necessary (under whatever title the Board may from time to time determine) for the purposes of this Act, who shall discharge their functions and duties, and exercise their powers, subject to the direction and control of the Board.
(3) All officers appointed under this Act shall be deemed to be public servants for the purposes of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).
—(1) The Board may appoint any person to be an Authorised Verifier for the purposes of this Act and any subsidiary legislation made thereunder.
(2) Any person who desires to be appointed as an Authorised Verifier shall make an application for appointment to the Board in accordance with regulations made under this Act.
(3) No person shall —
engage in any work of an Authorised Verifier specified in this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder; or
advertise or hold himself out or conduct himself in any way or by any means as a person who is authorised to act as an Authorised Verifier for any purpose under this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder,
unless he has been appointed by the Board under subsection (1) as an Authorised Verifier.
(4) No Authorised Verifier shall, for the purposes of section 7A(3)(a), use any working standard or testing instrument which he knows or has reason to suspect is false or unjust.
(5) Any person who contravenes subsection (3) or (4) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(6) Without prejudice to section 30, for the purposes of ensuring compliance by an Authorised Verifier with this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder, an inspector may —
require the Authorised Verifier to produce within such period as the inspector may specify —
any working standard or testing instrument used by that Authorised Verifier for the purposes of section 7A(3)(a), and may examine and test such standard and instrument; and
any document in the possession or under the control of that Authorised Verifier, and may take copies of or extracts from any such document;
require the Authorised Verifier to furnish, within such period as the inspector may specify, such information or particulars as the inspector may require; and
enter and inspect any premises at which the Authorised Verifier carries out any inspection or testing of any weighing or measuring instrument or the affixing of any stamp or Accuracy Label on such instrument.
(7) Any Authorised Verifier who fails to comply with any requirement under subsection (6) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.”.