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The order of precedence of the Republic of India is the protocol list[1] (hierarchy of important positions) in which the functionaries, dignitaries and officials are listed according to their rank and office in the Government of India. The order is established by the President of India, through the President's Secretariat and is maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is only used to indicate ceremonial protocol and has no legal standing and does not reflect the Indian presidential line of succession or the co-equal status of the separation of powers under the constitution. It is not applicable for the day-to-day functioning of the Government of India.

Contents

Order

Order of precedence of India
Rank Persons
1

President (Ram Nath Kovind)

2

Vice President (Venkaiah Naidu)

3

Prime Minister (Narendra Modi)

4

Governors of states (within their respective states)

5

Former Presidents (Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee)

5A

Deputy Prime Minister (vacant)

6
7
7A[2]
8
9 Judges of the Supreme Court of India
9A[2]
10
11
12

Chiefs of staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank

13
14
15
  • Chief ministers of union territories (within their respective union territories)
  • Cabinet ministers in states (within their respective states)
  • Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi (within their respective union territories) (position no longer exists)[b]
  • Deputy ministers of the union
16
17
18
  • Cabinet ministers in states (outside their respective states)
  • Chairmen and speakers of state legislatures (outside their respective states)
  • Chairman of Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (position no longer exists)[c]
  • Deputy chairmen and deputy speakers of state legislatures (within their respective states)
  • Ministers of state in states (within their respective states)
  • Ministers of union territories and executive councillors of Delhi (within their respective union territories)
  • Speakers of legislative assemblies in union territories
  • Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (within their respective union territories) (position no longer exists)[b]
19
  • Chief commissioners of union territories not having a council of ministers (within their respective union territories)
  • Deputy ministers in states (within their respective states)
  • Deputy speakers of legislative assemblies in union territories
  • Deputy chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (within their respective union territories)[b]
20
  • Deputy chairmen and deputy speakers of state legislatures (outside their respective states)
  • Ministers of state in states (outside their respective state)
21
22
  • Deputy ministers in states (outside their respective states)
23
24
25
26

Notes

  1. ^ a b The Planning Commission was dissolved by the Government of India in 2014 and was replaced by the NITI Aayog.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The Delhi Metropolitan Council was dissolved by the Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 and the Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi was replaced by the Chief minister of Delhi and the executive councillors were replaced by government ministers. Whereas, the chairman and deputy chairman of the council were replaced by the speaker and deputy speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
  3. ^ a b The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission was replaced by the Competition Commission of India through The Competition Act, 2002.

See also

References

  1. ^ "President's Secretariat" (PDF). Office of the President of India. Rajya Sabha. 1979-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Ministry of Home". Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  3. ^ "Arvind Saxena appointed acting UPSC chief". The Times of India. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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