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.

Here is the order of precedence–
  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

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

  8. Judges of Supreme Court
    9a. Chief Election Commissioner; Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  9. 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 for defence matters.

  10. Attorney General of India; Cabinet Secretary; Lieutenant Governors (within their respective Union Territories.
  11. Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank.
  12. Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary accredited to India.
  13. Chairmen and Speakers of State Legislatures within their respective States; Chief Justices of High Courts within their respective jurisdictions.
  14. 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.

  15. Officiating Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of Lieutenant General or equivalent rank.
  16. Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal; Chairman, Minorities Commission; Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission; Chairman, Union Public Service Commission; Chief Justices of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions; Puisne Judges of High Courts within their respective jurisdictions.

  17. Cabinet Ministers in States outside their respective States; Chairmen and Speakers of State Legislatures outside their respective States; Chairman, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission; Deputy Chairman and Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures within their respective States. Legislatures within their respective States; Ministers of State in States 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Deputy Chairmen and Deputy Speakers of State Legislatures, outside their respective states; Ministers of State in States outside their respective States; Puisne Judges of High Courts outside their respective jurisdictions.
  20. Members of Parliament.
  21. Deputy Ministers in State outside their respective States
  22. 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; Secretaries to the Government of India (including officers holding this office ex-officio); 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; Vice-Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal.

  23. Officers of the rank of Lieutenant General or equivalent rank.
  24. Additional Secretaries to the Government of India; Additional Solicitor General; Advocate Generals of States; Chairman, Tariff Commission; Charged’ Affairs and Acting High Commissioners a pied and ad interim; Chief Ministers of Union Territories and Chief Executive Councillor, 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 and 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; Director, Intelligence Bureau; Lieutenant Governor 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 Executive Councillors, Delhi , outside their respective Union Territories; Principal Staff Officers of the Armed Forces of the rank of major General or equivalent rank; Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in Union Territories and Chairman of Delhi, Metropolitan Council, outside their respective Union Territories.

  25. Joint Secretaries to the Government of India and officers of equivalent rank; Officers of the rank of Major-General or equivalent rank.