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The Mizoram Gazette
Published by Authority
Vol. XIX Aizawl Wednesday, 5. 9. 1990. Bhadra 14, S.E. 1912 Issue No. 93
No. J-17011/1/83-POL, the 28th August 1990. In super session of
all previous notifications issued on the subject, the Governor
of Mizoram is pleased to order that the following Table of
Precedence shall be observed at all State functions in the State
of Mizoram :-
|Article of the Warrant
||Name of Posts
||Chief Justice of India,
Speaker of Lok Sabha
||Cabinet Ministers of the Union,
Leaders of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya
||Judges of Supreme Court.
||Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha,
Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha,
Members of Planning Commission,
Ministers of State of the Union.
||Attorney General of India,
Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
||Chiefs of Staffs holding the ranks
of full General or equivalent.
||Chief Justice of High Court,
Speaker of Legislative Assembly.
||Cabinet Ministers in States,
Deputy Ministers of the Union,
Vice-Chairman, Planning Board.
||Officiating Chiefs of staff holding
the rank of Lt. General or equivalent.
||Chairman, Minorities Commission,
Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Chief Election Commissioner,
Puisne Judges of High Courts (within their
||Chairman, Monopolies and
Restrictive Trade Practices Commission,
Ministers of State within the State,
Deputy Speaker of State within the State.
||Members of Parliament.
||Members of Legislative Assembly
State Chief Information Commissioner
||Army Commanders/Vice-Chief of the
Army staff or equivalent ranks in other Services.
Chief Secretary Commissioner,
Linguistic Minorities Commission for Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Members, Minorities Commission;
Members, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Officers of the rank of full General or equivalent
Secretary to the Govt. of India (including holding
Secretary, Minorities Commission;
Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Secretary to the President;
Secretary to the Prime Minister;
Secretary, Rajya Sabha/Lok Sabha;
Solicitor General of India;
Secretary, North Eastern Council.
||Officers of the rank of Lt.
State Information Commissioner
||Principal Secretary to Govt. of
Addl. Secretaries to the Govt. of India;
Addl. Solicitor General of India;
Advocate General of Mizoram.
Chairman, Tariff Commission;
Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General;
Director, Central Bureau of Intelligence;
Director General, BSF;
Director General, CRPF;
Director, Intelligence Bureau;
Members, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices
||Commissioners/Secretaries of the
super-time scale of IAS;
Inspector General of Police/Officers of the rank of
Maj. General and equivalent rank;
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest;
Adviser, NEC holding the rank of Jt. Secretary to
the Govt. of India or equivalent;
Vice Chancellor of NEHU.
||Secretaries to the Govt. of
Secretary, Legislative Assembly;
Deputy Commissioners holding the rank of Deputy
Secretary to the Govt. of India within their
Secretary, State Information Commission, Mizoram;
CEM/EM/Chairman/Vice-Chairman/MDCs of Autonomous
Chief Executive Officer,
Aizawl Municipal Council/Chairman and Members of
||Addl. Secretaries to the Govt. of
Chief Conservator of Forest;
Managing Director, ZIDCO;
Chief Controller of Accounts;
Deputy Commissioners other than IAS officers holding
the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
within their districts.
Brigadier or equivalent rank in other services
stationed in Mizoram;
Deputy Inspector General of Police;
Commandant General, MRHG;
Pro Vice-Chancellor, NEHU;
Chief Engineer, Project Pushpak;
Registrar, Guwahati High Court.
||Jt. Secretaries to the Govt. of
Jt. Legal Remembrancer;
Director, Postal Services Mizoram holding the rank
of selection grade of Indian Postal Services.
Addl, Chief Engineers;
Sr. Superintendent of Police;
Colonel in the army or equivalent in other service;
Directors and other officers holding the rank of
selection Grade of MCS officers.
||Deputy Secretaries to the Govt. of
Mizoram and other
officers of the rank of MCS in the scale of JAG;
Superintendents of Police;
Assitant Inspector General of
Police; Commandants, MAP/CRPF/BSF;
OSD Special Bureau;
Jt Directors and other officers of the rank of Jt.
Station Director, AIR;
Conservator of Forest;
Principals of Govt. Colleges,
Director, Sports & Youth Services;
Lt. Colonel of the army and equivalent rank in other
Deputy Registrar, Guwahati High Court.
||Under Secretaries to the Govt. of
Mizoram; Deputy Registrar (Coop);
Sub-Divisional Officers (C);
Private Secretary to the Chief Minister;
Deputy Protocol Officer;
Deputy Directors and others holding the rank of
Deputy Director/Under Secretary;
Extra Assistant Commissioner;
Deputy Commandants of Police;
DP & AR;
Major in the army or equivalent rank in other
Deputy Conservator of Forest;
Assistant Commissioner of Excise;
Project Officers, DRDA;
Assistant Registrar, Guahati High Court.
Public Relations Officers;
District Employment Officer;
District Social Welfare Officer;
Sub-Divisional Officers of PWD/PHE/P&E and
equivalent rank; Captain of the army and equivalent
Deputy Superintendents of Police;
Assistant Registrar of Co-operation;
District Statistical Officer;
Assistant Directors and other officers holding the
equivalent rank; Office Superintendents/Private
Secretaries and equivalent;
Committee Officers of Legislative Assembly.
Tourism Information Officer;
Works Manager, Transport;
Transport Officer; Finance & Accounts Officer;
Dist. Local Administration Officer;
District Industries Officer;
Physical Education Officer;
Youth Welfare Officer;
Chief Coach; Judicial Officer I;
Asst. Settlement Officer II;
Asst. Project Officer;
President, District Council Court;
Research Officers (Planning);
Dist. Fisheries Development Officer;
Superintendent of Jails;
Asst. to Deputy Commissioner;
Asst. Town & Country Planner;
Health Education Officer;
Asst. Soil Conservation Officer;
Asst. Conservator of Forest;
Block Development Officers;
other Officers of equivalent rank of this Article
NOTE-I The Table of Precedence is meant for ceremonial
occasions and has nothing to do with day-to-day functioning
of the Government.
NOTE-II The order in which posts are mentioned in any one
article isnot the basis for determining the seniority
inter-se. Persons in the Table of Precedence will take rank
in order of the number of the articles. Those included in
the same article will take precedence inter-se according to
date of entry into that article. However, where the
dignitaries of different States/ Union Territories included
in the same articles are present and there is difficulty in
ascertaining their dates of entry, they may be assigned
precedence inter-se in the alphabetical order of the name of
States and Union Territories concerned after those whose
precedence is determined according to date of entry into
NOTE-III Chief Minister of the State will take precedence
above all others included in the article 7 in a function
organised within the State.
NOTE-IV Among the members of Legislative Assembly, the
following will take precedence over other members. They will
take rank in the following order :
NOTE-V In article 13 Cabinet Ministers of the State will
rank above Deputy Ministers of the Union.
NOTE-VI Elected Representatives of the people viz. Chief
Executive Member, Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Executive
Member and Members of District Councils although not
included in the main warrant or precedence will take
precedece above article number 24 when invited for State and
Ceremonial functions. (Separate executive instruction will
NOTE-VII Non-Elected and Non-official Chairman/Vice-Chairman
of Boards/Corporation of Government undertaking (State) have
not figured in the main warrant of precedence, when invited
to such functions will be assigned precedence after persons
at article 23.(separate executive instruction will be
NOTE-VIII Dignitaries of equal status from other States will
be preceded by dignitaries of the State Government.
NOTE-IX All ladies/gentlemen unless by virtue of holding an
appointment themselves who are entitled to a higher position
in the table, shall take place according to the rank
assigned to their respective husbands/spouses.
NOTE-X Some posts, e.g. Political Assistant to Chief
Minister, are not entered in the table as the posts seem to
be temporary in nature. When invited to State and ceremonial
functions Political Assistant to Chief Minister will be
assigned to article number 24 (separate executive
instruction will be issued).
NOTE-XI Managing Director, ZIDCO, Commissioner, Excise and
Chief Controller of Accounts are placed in the article 24
along with the Additional Secretaries to the Government of
Mizoram keeping in view the seniority of the present
incumbents in their own services. The article will not be
applicable as and when the incumbent is changed depending on
the seniority of the next incumbent when changed. (separate
executive instruction will be issued).
Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Mizoram