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59 .         Acting Information Commissioner, appointing etc.

        (1)         The Governor may appoint a person to act in the office of the Commissioner in such cases or in the circumstances set out in this section, and the person so appointed is to be known as the Acting Information Commissioner.

        (2)         An appointment may be made under this section —

            (a)         when the Commissioner is on leave of absence, or is unable to perform the functions of the office of Commissioner, or is absent from the State; or

            (b)         when the Commissioner has been suspended; or

            (c)         when the office of Commissioner is vacant,

                but an Acting Commissioner is not to so act for a period exceeding 12 months.

        (3)         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.

        (4)         The Acting Commissioner is entitled to such remuneration and allowances and leave of absence as the Governor may determine.

        (5)         An appointment under this section —

            (a)         may be made at any time and may be terminated at any time by the Governor;

            (b)         may be expressed to have effect only in the circumstances specified in the instrument of appointment.

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