Indian order of precedence
The Order of precedence of the Republic of India is the protocol list (hierarchy of important positions) in which the functionaries 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 Office of the President of India and is maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is only used to indicate ceremonial protocol and has no legal standing; it 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.
Governors of states (within their respective states)
Deputy prime minister (vacant)
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Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee is also a holder of the Bharat Ratna, but derives higher precedence by virtue of being a former Prime Minister.
- Order of Precedence of India MHA, India