3. Facilities to the Leaders and Chief Whips of recognised groups and parties.
Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the Central Government, each leader, deputy leader and each Chief Whip of a recognised group and a recognised party shall be entitled to telephone and secretarial facilities:
Provided that such facilities shall not be provided to such leader, deputy leader or Chief Whip, as the case may be, who
(i) holds an office of Minister as defined in section 2 of the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act, 1952 (58 of 1952); or
(ii) holds an office of the Leader of the Opposition as defined in section 2of the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 (33 of 1977); or
(iii) is entitled to similar telephone and secretarial facilities by virtue of holding any office of, or representation in, a Parliamentary Committee or other Committee, Council, Board, Commission or other body set up by the Government; or
(iv) is entitled to similar telephone and secretarial facilities provided to him in any other capacity by the Government or a local authority or Corporation owned or controlled by the Government or any local authority.]