Table of precedence for the People's Republic of Bangladesh

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The following is the Bangladesh Table of Precedence.[1][2] Persons included in the same number on the first level list will take precedence according to the date of entry into that number. When a person holds more than one position in the order or precedence, he will be entitled to the highest position accorded to him.

  1. President of the Republic
  2. Prime Minister of the Republic
  3. Speaker of the Parliament
  4.  
  5.  
  6. Persons holding appointments accorded status of a Minister without being members of the Cabinet
  7. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to Bangladesh
  8.  
  9.  
    • Election Commissioners
    • Judges of the Supreme Court (High Court Division)
    • Persons holding appointments accorded status of a Minister of State
  10. Deputy Ministers of the Republic
  11.  
  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
  4. Mayors of Civic Corporations within the jurisdiction of their respective Corporations
  5.  
  6.  
  7.  
  8.  
  9.  
  10.  
    • Chairmen of District Councils (if elected) within their respective charges
    • Commandant, Marine Academy
    • Deputy Commissioners within their respective charges. Deputy Inspectors General of Police outside their charges
    • Director, Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Center (if full-time member of the Board of Directors)
    • Director, Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute (if full-time member of the Board of Directors)
    • District and Sessions Judges within their respective charges
    • Officers of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and equivalent in the Navy and the Air Force
  11.  
    • Chairmen (if elected) of class I Municipalities within their charges
    • Chairmen of Upazila Parishads within their respective charges
    • Civil Surgeons within their respective charge
    • Deputy Secretaries of the government
    • Officers of the rank of Major in the Army and equivalent in the Navy and the Air Force
    • Superintendents of Police within their respective charges

Notes[edit]

  1. The order in the warrant of Precedence is to be observed for State and ceremonial occasions as well as for all purpose of the Government.
  2. The entries in the above table, which are in alphabetical order on each article, apply exclusively to the persons mentioned in the table of precedence and, while regulating their relative precedence with each other do not give them any precedence over members of the non-official community in Bangladesh, not mentioned in the table who shall take their place according to usage.
  3. Persons in the above table will take precedence in order of the number of the entries. Those included in the same number will take precedence inter se according to the date of entry into that number. When two or more persons enter an article on the same date, their inter se seniority will be fixed in the basis of length of class I service, in case of officers, and in the case on an elected office bearer given precedence over permanent Government servants entering the article on the same date. Amongst elected office-bearers entering article on the same date precedence will be accorded by alphabetical order of the surname. Officers of the Defense Services, in the same article will rank inter se according to their relative service seniority.
  4. When a person holds more than one position in the table, he will be entitled to the highest position accorded to him.
  5. Officers who are temporarily officiating in any number of the table he will take precedence in that number below permanent incumbents.
  6. All officers not mentioned in the above table, whose rank is regulated by comparison with rank in the Army will have the same precedence with reference to Civil Servant as is enjoyed by military officers of equivalent grades (see table of equivalent ranks given under note 9 below).
  7. Married ladies, unless by virtue of holding an appointment themselves they are entitled to a higher position in the table, shall take place according to the precedence herein assigned to their respective husbands.
  8. All other persons not mentioned in the above table will take precedence according to general usage, which is to be explained and determined by the President in case any question shall arise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrant of Precedence, 1986 (Revised up to 7 January 2008)" (PDF). The Prime Minister's Office. Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Farooq, AKM (2012). "Warrant of Precedence". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.