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Table of Precedence in India

27-FEB-2014 18:06

    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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