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Indian order of precedence


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Main page The order of precedence of the Republic of India is the protocol list[1] (hierarchy of important
Contents positions) in which the functionaries, dignitaries and officials are listed according to their rank and
Featured content office in the Government of India. The order is established by the President of India, through the
Current events President's Secretariat and is maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is only used to
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indicate ceremonial protocol and has no legal standing and does not reflect the Indian presidential
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line of succession or the co-equal status of the separation of powers under the constitution. It is
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Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Sumitra Mahajan)
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Cabinet ministers of the Government of India
Chief ministers of states (within their respective states)
Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission (position no longer exists)[a]
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Former prime ministers (H. D. Deve Gowda, Manmohan Singh)
Leaders of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha (Ghulam Nabi Azad) and the Lok
Sabha (vacant)
7A[2] Holders of the Bharat Ratna (Amartya Sen, Lata Mangeshkar, C. N. R. Rao,
Sachin Tendulkar)

Ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary and the high commissioners of


Commonwealth countries accredited to India
8
Chief ministers of states (when outside their respective states)
Governors of states (when outside their respective states)

9 Judges of the Supreme Court of India

Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (Arvind Saxena)[3]


9A[2] Chief Election Commissioner (Sunil Arora)
Comptroller and Auditor General (Rajiv Mehrishi)

Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Harivansh Narayan Singh)


Deputy chief ministers of states
10 Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha (M. Thambidurai)
Members of the Planning Commission (position no longer exists)[a]
Ministers of states of the Union

Lieutenants governor of union territories (within their respective union territories)


11 Attorney general (K. K. Venugopal)
Cabinet secretary (Pradeep Kumar Sinha)

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

12 Chief of the Army Staff (General Bipin Rawat)


Chief of the Air Staff (Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa)
Chief of the Naval Staff (Admiral Sunil Lanba)

13 Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary accredited to India

Chief justices of high courts


14
Chairmen and speakers of state legislatures (within their respective states)

Chief ministers of union territories (within their respective union territories)


Cabinet ministers in states (within their respective states)
15 Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi (within their respective union territories)
(position no longer exists)[b]
Deputy ministers of the union

16 Officiating chiefs of staff holding the rank of lieutenant general or equivalent rank

Judges of high courts


Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal
17
Chairman, Minorities Commission
Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission[2]

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]

Chief commissioners of union territories not having a council of ministers (within


their respective union territories)
Deputy ministers in states (within their respective states)
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Deputy speakers of legislative assemblies in union territories
Deputy chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (within their respective union
territories)[b]

Deputy chairmen and deputy speakers of state legislatures (outside their


20 respective states)
Ministers of state in states (outside their respective state)

21 Members of parliament

22 Deputy ministers in states (outside their respective states)

Secretaries to the Government of India


Officers of the rank of full general or equivalent rank in the Indian Armed Forces
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
23 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 (Tushar Mehta)
Vice-Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal

Lieutenant generals of the Indian Army


24 Air marshals of the Indian Air Force
Vice admirals of the Indian Navy

25 Additional secretaries to Government of India


Advocates general of states
Additional solicitors general
Chairman, Tariff Commission
Chargé d'affaires and acting high commissioners a pied and ad. interim.
Chief ministers of union territories (outside their respective union territories)
Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi (outside their respective union territories)
(position no longer exists)[b]
Chief secretaries of state governments (outside their respective states)
Deputy comptrollers and auditors general
Deputy speakers of legislative assemblies in union territories
Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (outside their respective union territories)
(position no longer exists)[b]
Deputy Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (outside their respective union
territories) (position no longer exists)[b]
Director of the Intelligence Bureau (Rajiv Jain)
Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
Director General, Border Security Force
Director General, Central Reserve Police Force
Lieutenants governor of union territories (outside their respective union territories)
Members, Central Administrative Tribunal
Members, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (position no
longer exists)[c]
Members of the Union Public Service Commission
Ministers of union territories and executives councillors of Delhi (position no longer
exists)[b]
Principal staff officers of the Armed Forces of the rank of major general or
equivalent rank
Speakers of legislative assemblies in union territories

Joint secretaries to the Government of India


Major generals of the Indian Army
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Rear admirals of the Indian Navy
Air vice marshals of the Indian Air Force

Notes
a. ^ a b The Planning Commission was dissolved by the Government of India in 2014 and was replaced
by the NITI Aayog.
b. ^ a b c d e f g The Delhi Metropolitan Council was dissolved by the Constitution (Sixty-ninth
Amendment) Act, 1991 Government of National Capital of Territory Act, 1991 and the chief executive
councillor was replaced by the chief minister in 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.
c. ^ a b The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission was replaced by the Competition
Commission of India through The Competition Act, 2002.

See also
Gazetted Officer
List of office-holders in India

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.

External links
Order of Precedence of India MHA, India

Categories: Government of India Orders of precedence

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