Indian order of precedence

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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 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 PM. It is only used to indicate ceremonial protocol and has no stature 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 applicable to day-to-day functioning of Government of India.

Order[edit]

As of January 1st 2015, the Planning Commission has been replaced by NITI Aayog.[2] However, MHA hasn't yet updated the Indian Order of Precedence.

Rank Persons
1

President (Pranab Mukherjee)

2

Vice-President (Mohammad Hamid Ansari)

3

Prime Minister (Narendra Modi)

4

Governors of states of India (within their respective States)

5

Former Presidents (Pratibha Patil)

5A

Deputy Prime Ministervacant

6
7
7A[4]
8
9 Judges of Supreme Court of India (Justices of India)
9A[4]
10
  • Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha (P. J. Kurien)
  • Deputy Chief Ministers of States
  • Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha (M. Thambidurai)
  • Members of the NITI Ayog
  • Ministers of States of the Union
11
12

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

13
  • Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary accredited to India
14
  • Chief Justices of States
  • * Chairman and Speakers of State Legislatures (within their respective States)
15
  • Chief Ministers of Union Territories within their respective Union Territories
  • Cabinet Ministers in States (within their respective States)
  • Chief Executive Councillor Delhi (within their respective Union Territories)
  • Deputy Ministers of the Union
16
  • Officiating Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of Lieutenant General or equivalent rank
17
  • Judges of the High court,
  • Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal
  • Chairman, Minorities Commission
  • Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission[4]
18
  • Cabinet Ministers in States (outside their respective States)
  • Chairmen and Speakers of State Legislatures (outside their respective States)
  • Chairmen, 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 Councils 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 Metropolitan Council Delhi (with in their respective Union Territories)
20
  • Deputy Chairman 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
  • Additional Secretaries to the Government of India
  • Advocate Generals of States
  • Additional Solicitor General
  • Chairman, Tariff Commission
  • Charge Affairs and Acting High Commissioners a pied and adinterim
  • Chief Ministers of Union Territories (outside their respective Union Territories)
  • Chief executive Councillor of Delhi (outside their respective Union Territories)
  • Chief Secretaries of State Governments (outside their respective States)
  • Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General
  • Deputy Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in Union Territories
  • Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council (outside their respective Union Territories)
  • Deputy Chairman, Delhi Metropolitan Council(outside their respective Union Territories)
  • Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Director General, Border Security Force
  • Director General, Central Reserve Police
  • Lieutenant Governors (outside their respective Union Territories)
  • Members, Central Administrative Tribunal
  • Members, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
  • Members, Union Public Service Commission
  • Ministers of Union Territories and Executives Councillors, Delhi
  • Principal Staff Officers of the Armed Forces of the rank of Major General or equivalent rank
  • Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in Union Territories
26

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President's Secretariat" (PDF). Office of the President of India. Rajya Sabha. 1979-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Government constitutes National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "India YearBook 2016".  Chapter 32 (General Information)
  4. ^ a b c "Ministry of Home".