With the media reports abuzz on heightened security for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry has clarified it today.
As per the press release, the Home Ministry has said that guidelines for security arrangements of VVIPs are required to be reiterated from time to time.
It added that recently, Ministry of Home Affairs has reiterated the guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued earlier regarding security arrangements of VVIPs during road shows.
The same had been made known to all States and Union Territories of the country.
The Union Home Ministry said that these guidelines or the SOPs are not new.
It added that the rules are mere reiteration of existing guidelines and do not contain any specific reference to Ministers or other dignitaries.
Finally, no new restrictions have been added through these guidelines/SOPs and only the laid down protocols have been reiterated.>