Table of Precedence in India

The Order of precedence is the protocol list in which the officials and functionaries are listed as per their rank and office in the Government of India.
Created On: Feb 27, 2014 18:06 IST
Modified On: Mar 1, 2014 15:20 IST

The Order of precedence is the protocol list in which the officials and functionaries are listed as per their rank and office in the Government of India.

Rank 1

President of India

Rank 2

Vice President of India

Rank 3

Prime Minister of India

Rank 4

Governors of States in their respective States

Rank 5

Former Presidents

Rank5(A)

Deputy Prime Minister

Rank 6

Chief Justice of India. Speaker of Lok Sabha

Rank 7

Cabinet Ministers of the Union


Chief Ministers of States in their respective States


Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission


Former Prime Ministers


Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha

Rank7(A)

Holders of Bharat Ratna decoration

Rank 8

Ambassadors Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to India; Governors of States outside their respective States; Chief Ministers of States outside their respective States

Rank 9

Judges of the Supreme Court

Rank9(A)

Chief Election Commissioner; Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Rank 10

Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha


Deputy Chief Ministers of States


Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha


Members of Planning Commission


Members of State of the Union (and any other Ministers in the Ministry of Defence for Defence Matters)

Rank 11

Attorney General of India


Cabinet Secretary


Lt Governors in their respective Union Territories

Rank 12

Chiefs of Staff having the grade of full General/ equivalent rank

Rank 13

Envoys Extraordinary & Ministers Plenipotentiary accredited to India

Rank 14

Chairmen & Speakers of State Legislatures within their respective States; Chief Justices of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions

Rank 15

Cabinet Ministers in States in their respective States


Chief Ministers of Union Territories


Deputy Ministers of the Union

Rank 16

Officiating Chiefs of Staff having the rank of Lt. General or equivalent rank

Rank 17

Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal


Chairman, Minorities Commission


Chairman, SC & ST Commission


Chairman, UPSC


Chief Justices of the High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions


Puisne Judges of the High Courts within their respective jurisdictions

Rank 18

Cabinet Ministers of the States outside their States


Chairmen & Speakers of State Legislatures outside their respective States Chairman MRTP Commission


Deputy Chairmen & Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures within their States


Ministers of Union Territories in their respective Union Territories


Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of Union Territories in their Union Territories

Rank 19

Chief Commissioners of Union Territories not having Councils of Ministers, within their respective Union Territories

Deputy Ministers of States within their respective States


Deputy Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of Union Territories within their respective Union Territories

Rank 20

Deputy Chairmen & Speakers of State Legislatures outside their States Ministers of State in States outside their respective States


Puisne Judges of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions

Rank 21

Members of Parliament

Rank 22

Deputy Ministers of States outside their States

Rank 23

Army Commanders / Vice Chief of the Army Staff / equivalent in other services


Chief Secretaries to State Governments within their States


Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities


Commissioner for SC and ST


Members, Minorities Commission


Members, SC and ST Commission


Officers of the rank of full General or equivalent rank


Secretaries to the Government of India (including officers holding this rank ex-officio)


Secretary, Minorities Commission


Secretary, SC & ST Commission


Secretary to President


Secretary to Prime Minister


Secretary Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha


Solicitor General


Vice-Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal

Rank 24

Officers of the rank of Lt General / equivalent rank

Rank 25

Additional Secretaries to the Government of India


Additional Solicitor General


Advocate Generals of States


Chairman, Tariff Commission


Commissioners a pied & interim Chief Ministers of Union Territories outside their Union Territories


Chief Secretaries of State Governments outside their States


Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General


Speakers of Legislative Assemblies of Union Territories


Chairman Delhi Metropolitan Council outside their Union Territories


Deputy Speakers of Legislative Assemblies of Union Territories outside their respective Union Territories


Director, CBI


Director General, BSF


Director General, CRPF


Director, Intelligence Bureau


Lt Governors of Union Territories outside their respective Union Territories


Members, Central Administrative Tribunal


Members MRTP Commission


Members, UPSC


Ministers of Union Territories outside their respective Union Territories


Principal Staff Officers of the Armed Forces and officers of the rank of Major General or equivalent rank

Rank 26

Joint Secretaries to the Government of India and officers of equivalent rank


Officers of the rank of Major General or equivalent rank

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