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TABLE OF PRECEDENCE
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1.        President

2.        Vice-President

3.        Prime Minister

4.        Governors of States 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

Chief Ministers of States within their respective States

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

Former Prime Ministers

Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

7A.      Holders of Bharat Ratna decoration

8.        Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries accredited to India.

Chief Ministers of States outside their respective States

9.        Judges of Supreme Court

9A.      Chairperson, Union Public Service Commission

Chief Election Commissioner

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

10.      Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha

Deputy Chief Ministers of States

Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha

Members of the Planning Commission

Ministers of State of the Union (and any other Minister in the Ministry of Defence or defence matters).

11.      Attorney General of India

Cabinet Secretary

Lieutenant Governors within their respective Union Territories

12.      Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank.

13.      Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary accredited to India.

14.      Chairman and Speakers of State Legislative within their respective States

Chief Justice of High Courts within their respective jurisdictions.

15.      Cabinet Ministers in States within their respective States.

Chief Ministers of Union Territories and Chief Executive Councilor, 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

Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

Chief Justice of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions.

Puisne Judges of High Courts within their respective jurisdictions.

18.     Cabinet Ministers in States outside their respective States.

Chairman and Speakers of States Legislatures outside their respective States.

Chairman, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission.

Deputy Chairmen and Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures within their respective States

Ministers of Union Territories and Executive Councilors, Delhi, within their respective Union Territories.

Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in Union Territories and 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 and Deputy Chairman of Metropolitan Council, Delhi, within their respective Union Territories.

20.     Deputy Chairmen and Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures, outside their respective State Legislatures, outside their respective states

Ministers of State in states outside their respective states.

Puisne Judges of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions.

21.       Members of Parliament.

22.       Deputy Ministers in States outside their respective States.

23.       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 Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Members, Minorities Commission

Members, National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Members, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.

Officers of the rank of full general or equivalent rank.

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

Secretary, Minorities Commission

Secretary, Scheduled Castes Commission

Secretary, Scheduled Tribes Commission

Secretary to the President