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Indian order of precedence

The Order of precedence of the Republic of India is the protocol list[1] (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.

Contents

Order

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[3]
8
9 Judges of the Supreme Court of India
9A[3]
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)
  • 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, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
  • 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)
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)
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
  • Secretaries to the Government of India
  • Officers of the rank of full general or equivalent rank
  • Army commanders/Vice Chief of the Army Staff or equivalent in other services
  • Chief secretaries to state Governments (within their respective states)
  • Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities
  • Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
  • Members, Minorities Commission
  • Members, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  • Secretary, Minorities Commission
  • Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  • Secretary to the President
  • Secretary to the Prime Minister
  • Secretary, Rajya Sabha/Lok Sabha
  • Solicitor General (Ranjit Kumar)
  • Vice-Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal
24
25
26

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Atal Bihari Vajpayee is also a holder of the Bharat Ratna, but derives higher precedence by virtue of being a former Prime Minister.

External links

References

  1. ^ "President's Secretariat" (PDF). Office of the President of India. Rajya Sabha. 1979-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ "India YearBook 2016".  Chapter 32 (General Information)
  3. ^ a b c "Ministry of Home".