Order of Precedence in Indian Polity: The order of precedence of various office bearers and officers has been determined by the Government of India. Which we call protocol. The merit list is issued through the office of the President of India. Which is followed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. A total of 26 posts have been included in this protocol list. This list is very useful for the students preparing for various exams along with their intelligence.

List of order of precedence in Indian Polity:

Post Persons
1 President
2 Vice President
3 Prime ministers
4 Governors of states (within their respective states)
5 Former presidents
6 Chief Justice, Lok Sabha Speaker
7 Cabinet Ministers of the Government of India, Chief Ministers of States (within their respective states), Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Former Prime Ministers, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha, Recipients of the Bharat Ratna decoration
8 Ambassadors, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries and High Commissioners of the Commonwealth accredited to India, Governors of States (outside their own State), Chief Ministers of States (outside their own State), Lieutenant Governors (within their own territory)
9 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Union Public Service Commission, Chief Election Commissioner, Comptroller and Auditor General
10 Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chief Ministers of States, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Members of Planning Commission, Ministers of States of the Union
11 Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories (within their respective Union Territories), Attorney General, Cabinet Secretary
12 Chief of Staff, Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff with the rank of full general or equivalent
13 Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary accredited to India
14 Chief Justices of High Courts, Speakers 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 States), Cabinet Ministers in States (within their States), Chief Executive Councilors of Delhi, Deputy Ministers of the Union
16 Chief of Staff holding the rank of Lieutenant General or equivalent
17 Judges of High Courts, Chairman of Minorities Commission, Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal, Chairman of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
18 Speakers and Speakers of State Legislatures, Chairpersons of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, Deputy Speakers and Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures, Ministers of State (in their respective states), Ministers of Union Territories and Executive Councilor of Delhi, Speaker of Legislative Assemblies in Union Territories, Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Council
19 Chief Commissioners of Union Territories (which do not have a Council of Ministers) (within their Union territories), Deputy Ministers of States (within their States), Deputy Speakers of Legislative Assemblies of Union Territories and Deputy Speakers of Delhi Municipal Council (within their Union territories)
20 Deputy Speaker and Deputy Speaker of State Legislatures, Ministers of State in States
21 Members of Parliament
22 Deputy Minister of states
23 Secretaries to the Government of India, Officers of the rank of full general or equivalent in the Indian Armed Forces, Commanders of the Army/Deputy Chiefs of Army Staff or equivalent in other services, Chief Secretaries of State Governments, Commissioners for Linguistic Minorities, Commissioners for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes , Member of Minorities Commission, Member of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, Secretary of Minorities Commission, Secretary of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, Secretary to President, Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretaries of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Solicitor General, Central Administrative Tribunal vice president

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