Causes of Revolt of 1857 in Points |  Ordinance Making Power of President and Governors |  Mangroves Cover in India |  Coral Reefs in India |  Seasons and Climate in India |  Constitutional and Statutory Bodies in India |  Rock Edicts of Ashoka |  Types of Motions in Parliamentary Procedure |  Types of Majorities in Parliament |  Pressure Groups in World and India |  Order of Precedence |  Types of Rocks |  Treaties in Indian History |  Types of Rocks |  Features of Indian Economy |  Geographical Indications |  Ancient History Terminology and Meanings |  Schedules of the Constitution |  Nuclear Power Plants in India List  |  Types of Clouds for SSC CGL | Nuclear Power Plants in India ListTypes of Ocean CurrentsStructure: Layers of EarthAPPSC Group 1 Answer KeySSC JE 2017 QUESTION PAPEROne Word Substitution for SSC and Bank ExamsMPSC Answer Key 2017 2017Layers of AtmosphereMPSC Answer Key 2017 2017BPSC Solved Question Paper 2017MPPSC Solved Question Paper 2017GST Bill IndiaDelhi SultanateLaw Commission of IndiaOscar Awards Winner 2017 ListDiseases in CropsCommon Drugs and UsesDifferent Types of Deserts in WorldUPSC Civil Services Exam-2016 Answer KeyUPSC CAPF Exam-2016 Answer Key | UPPSC UPPER Subordinate Exam-2016 Answer Key | Regulatory BodiesNational Parks in India | International Airports in India  | United Nation International Years National Highways | National Birds of Countries | Sessions of Congress  | Facts About Kerala

Order of Precedence in India

Hierarchy of Indian Government Officials


Ranks in Indian government or Order of Precedence

» The Order of precedence of the Republic of India is the protocol list (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.
» The Order of Precedence 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.
» The Order of Precedence is applicable to day-to-day functioning of Government of India.

Table 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 Minister – vacant
6
·   Chief Justice of India-Jagdish Singh Khehar,
·   Speaker of Lok SabhaSumitra Mahajan,
7
·   Cabinet Ministers of the Union,
·   Chief Ministers of States (within their respective States)
·   Deputy Chairman of NITI Aayog  - Arvind Panagariya
·   Former Prime Ministers – Manmohan SinghH. D. Deve GowdaAtal Bihari Vajpayee
·   Leaders of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha – Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge (Leader of the single largest party in opposition)
7A
·   Holders of the Bharat Ratna – Amartya SenLata MangeshkarC. N. R. RaoSachin TendulkarAtal Bihari Vajpayee
8
·   Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to India
·   Chief Ministers of States (when outside their respective States)
·   Governors of States (when outside their respective States)
9
·   Judges of Supreme Court of India (Justices of India),
9A
·   Chairman, Union Public Service Commission – David R. Syiemlieh
·   Chief Election Commissioner – Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
·   Comptroller and Auditor General – Shashi Kant Sharma
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
·   Lieutenant Governors within their respective Union Territories
·   Attorney General of India – Mukul Rohatgi
·   Cabinet Secretary – Pradeep Kumar Sinha
12
·   Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank
·   Chief of Army Staff – General Bipin Rawat
·   Chief of Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
·   Chief of Naval Staff – Admiral Sunil Lanba
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
·   Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal
·   Chairman, Minorities Commission
·   Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
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
·   Members of Parliament
22
·   Deputy Ministers in States (outside their respective States)
23
·   Secretaries to Government of India
·   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
·   Members, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
·   Officers of the rank of full General or equivalent rank
·   Director of the Intelligence Bureau
·   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 of India
·   Vice-Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal
24
·   Lieutenant Generals of the Indian Army
·   Air Marshals of the Indian Air Force
·   Vice Admirals of the Indian Navy
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
·   Joint Secretaries to Government of India
·   Major-Generals of the Indian Army
·   Rear Admirals of the Indian Navy
·   Air Vice Marshals of the Indian Air Force

» Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to India will en bloc rank above Governors of States outside their respective States;
» Governors of States outside their respective States will en bloc rank above Chief Ministers of States outside their respective States.
» When Members of Parliament are invited en bloc to major State functions, the enclosures reserved for them should be next to the Chief Justice, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Ambassadors etc.
» The Ministry of External Affairs may assign appropriate ranks to foreign dignitaries and Indian Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Ministers Plenipotentiary during their visit to India. 


Order of Precedence in India

  1. President of India
  2. Vice-President of India
  3. Prime Minister Of India
  4. Governors of states of India(within their respective States)
  5. Former Presidents (5A Deputy Prime Minister)
  6. Chief Justice of India, Speaker of Lok Sabha
  7. Cabinet Ministers of the Union Government, Chief Ministers of States(within their respective States), Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India, Former Prime Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Holders of the Bharat Ratna
  8. Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to India, Chief Ministers of States (when outside their respective States), Governors of States (when outside their respective States)
  9. Judges of Supreme Court of India (Justices of India), Chief Election Commissioner, Comptroller and Auditor General, Chairman of Union Public Service Commission, Chairman of National Green Tribunal
  10. Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chief Ministers of States, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Members of the Planning Commission, Ministers of States of the Union Government

Related Posts