The centralised pass issue cell issued a bulletin stating that only spouses, children and close relatives of the MPs will receive the visitor cards and those visitor passes will be given to maximum two persons.
The MPs are asked to file visitor applications only by 1600 hours on a working day, and a day before the card is sought. A certificate mentioning, "the above mentioned visitor/visitors are my relation/personal friend(s)/ known to me personally and I take full responsibility for him/her/them," should be submitted by the MPs while applying for the visitor cards for the galleries.
Enhancing the MPs responsibilities, the bulletin also claimed, ""It will not be possible to issue visitor cards in the absence of full particulars as required in the application form."
However, the bulletin has not made any changes in the MPs right to take any number of "guests" to watch Parliament proceedings for one hour will, the Lok Sabha secretariat informed.
Here it can be recalled that Indian parliament had experienced a massive terror attack in 2001. Five gunmen infiltrated the Parliament House in a car with Home Ministry and Parliament labels. All terrorists including several police officials were killed. All ministers and MPs, however, escaped the terror attack.