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Order of precedence in Nepal

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The Order of precedence of Nepal is the protocol list (hierarchy) in which the functionaries and officials are listed according to their rank and office in the Government of Nepal. As the country embraces federalism, the government finalized a new order of precedence in February 2018. The earlier order of precedence was revised by adjusting some key positions, mainly with the provincial administrations in place. The President is at the top of protocol, followed by the Vice President and the Prime Minister.[1]

Order of Precedence After 2019

Order Position
1 President
2 Vice President of Nepal
3 Prime Minister
4 Chief Justice of Nepal
5
  • Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Chairman of National Assembly
6
  • Former President of Nepal
  • Former Vice-President of Nepal
  • Former Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Former Chairman of the Cabinet
  • Present Vice Prime Minister of Nepal
7 Governors of Provinces of Nepal (within their respective Province)
8
  • Cabinet ministers of the Government of Nepal
  • Chief ministers of Provinces Of Nepal (within their respective Province)
  • Governors of Provinces (when outside their respective states)
  • Leader of the Opposition of House of Representatives (Nepal)
  • Holders of the Nepal Ratna
  • Former Chief Justice of Nepal
  • Chairman of constitution Assembly
  • Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Vice Chairman of National Assembly
  • Former Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Former Chairman of National Assembly
  • Former Vice Prime Minister of Nepal
9
  • Cabinet state ministers of the Government of Nepal
  • whip of Leader of House in House of Representatives
  • whip of Leader of opposition in House of Representatives
  • Chairman of Different committees in House of Representatives
  • Chairman of Different committees in National Assembly (Nepal)
  • Vice Chair of National Planning Commission
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Members of Judicial Council
  • Leader of House in National Assembly
  • whip of Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Head of Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Speaker of Province Assembly
10
  • Assistant Cabinet Minister Of Government of Nepal
  • Member of House of Representatives
  • Member of National Assembly
  • Former Cabinet Minister of Nepal
  • High Court Justices
  • Province Government Minister
  • Deputy Speaker of Province Assembly
  • Province Government State Minister
  • chairman of Different Committees in Province Assembly
  • Judges of high court
  • Chief attorney
  • Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
  • Member of Constituent Assembly
  • Former Member of House of Representatives
  • Main Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • COAS General of Nepal Army
11
12
  • Member and Commissioner of Different Commissions of Nepal
  • Member of National Planning Commission
  • Secretary of House of Representatives (Nepal)
  • Chief Registrar of Supreme court
  • Governor of Central Bank of Nepal
  • Chancellors of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan
  • Vice-Chancellors of Universities
13
  • Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • Holders of National Pride
  • Nepalese Ambassador of foreign Countries
  • Lieutenant General of Nepal Army
  • Ambassador of Foreign Countries for Nepal
  • Secretary General of SAARC
  • IG of Armed Police Force
  • Research Director of National Research Council Nepal
  • Vice-Chancellors of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan
  • Professors of Universities of Nepal
  • Mayor of Sub Metropolitan City
  • Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan City
  • Mayor of Municipality
14
  • Spokesperson of High court
  • UN Residential Coordinator


15
  • Chairman of Province Loksewa Aayog
  • Major General of Nepal Army
  • Additional Inspector General ( AIG ) of Nepal Police
  • AIG of Armed Police Force
  • Member of Province Lok Sewa Aayog
16
  • Deputy Mayor ( except Kathmandu Metropolitan City )
  • Vice Chairman of District Coordination Committee
  • Chairman Of Gaun palika
  • Deputy Mayor of Sub-Metropolitan City
  • Deputy Mayor of Municipality
  • Assistant Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • District Court Judges
  • Chief District Officer
  • Associate Professors of Universities
17
  • Brigadier General of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Inspector General - DIG of Nepal Police
  • consul general
  • Colonel of Nepal Army
  • Senior Superintendent of Police ( SSP ) of Nepal Police
  • Senior Superintendent of Police ( SSP ) OF Armed Police Force
  • Vice Chairman of Gaupalika
18
  • Deputy secretary of Government of Nepal
  • Lieutenant Colonel of Nepal Army
  • Superintendent of Police ( SP ) Of Nepal Army
  • Superintendent - SP of Armed Police Force
19
  • Major of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
20
  • Captain of Nepal Army
  • Nepal Sarkar ka sakha Adhikrit
  • assistant Principal of Universities
21
  • Lieutenant of Nepal Army
  • Police Inspector
  • Inspector - INS of Armed Police Force
  • Rastriya Anusandhan Bibhag 's anusandhan adhikrit
22
  • Second Lieutenant of Nepal Army

The Old Nepalese Table of Order of Precedence

Order of Precedence 1990 to 2007

From the start of the parliamentary monarchy system in 1990 to the abolition of the monarchy in 2007, a different Order of precedence Table was in force in Nepal, one which gave more precedence to royal family members and career bureaucrats and Army officers over that of Members of Parliament.

Order Position Incumbents
1
2
3
  • Siblings of the King and next-in-line to Crown Prince.
4
  • Children of the King
  • Children of the Crown Prince
5
  • Children of the siblings of the King
6
  • Parents and siblings of the King's Spouse
  • Parents and siblings of the spouse of the Crown Prince
7
  • Parents and siblings of the spouses of the siblings of the King
  • Parents and Siblings of the King's Mother
8
  • Spouses of the Children of the King
9
  • Spouses of the Children of the Crown prince and the siblings of the King
10
  • Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Chief Justice of Nepal
11
  • Speaker of the Parliament
  • Cabinet Ministers/His Majesty's Ministers holding Cabinet portfolio
12
  • Justices of the Supreme Court
  • Attorney General
  • Cabinet Secretary of Nepal
  • Chief of Army Staff of Royal Nepal Army
  • Chief Secretary of Nepal
  • Deputy Speaker of the Parliament
13
  • Deputy and Assistant Ministers
  • Chief Justices of Regional Appellate Courts
  • Governor of Royal Bank of Nepal
  • Lieutenant Generals/General Officers Commanding of Royal Nepal Army
  • Additional Cabinet Secretaries/Ministry Heads of Civil Service
  • Director General of the Royal Nepal Police
  • Director General of the Royal Nepal Armed Police Force
14
  • Members of Parliament
  • Regional Appellate Court Justices
  • Ambassadors of the Republic of India and People's Republic of China
  • Deputy Attorneys General
  • Major Generals of Royal Nepal Army
  • Additional/Principal Secretaries of Government departments/Chief Regional Officers
  • Additional Director-Generals of Royal Nepal Police and Armed Police
15
16
  • Joint Secretaries of Civil Service/Chief Zonal Officers
  • Brigadier General of Royal Nepal Army
  • Inspector Generals/Zonal Police Officers of the Royal Police and Armed Police
  • Defence Attache of Republic of India and People's Republic of China
17
  • Colonel of Royal Nepal Army
  • Deputy Secretary of Civil Service/Chief District Officers
  • Senior Superintendents of Police/Battalion Commanders/Chief District Police officers of the Royal Nepal Police and Armed Police Force
  • Chairmen of Municipalities and Jilla Councils

Order of Precedence 2013 to 2018

This order was endorsed by government in Feb 2013. The earlier order was made in 1990 following the restoration of democracy in which PM was in the 10th position after the members of the then royal family. But after the declaration of republic in 2008 there was absence of such a state protocol even more than four years.[2][3][4]

Order Position
1
2
3
4
  • Chief Justice
5
  • Speaker
6
  • Former Presidents
  • Deputy Prime Ministers
7
  • Ministers
  • Leader of the Opposition Party
  • Former Vice-Presidents
  • Former Prime Ministers
  • Former Chief Justices
  • Deputy Speaker
8
  • State Ministers
  • Presidents of Parliamentary Committees
9
10
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Members of Judicial Council
11
  • Assistant Ministers
12
  • Members of Parliament
13
14
  • Chief Justices of Appellate Courts
  • Members of National Planning Commission
  • Members of Constitutional Bodies
  • Governor of Central Bank of Nepal
  • Vice-Chancellors of Universities
15
  • Government Secretaries
  • Special Class Officers
  • Foreign Ambassadors
  • Secretary General of SAARC
  • Nepal’s Ambassadors
  • Supreme Court Register
  • Deputy Attorneys General
  • Appellate Court Justices
16
  • Lieutenant Generals of Nepal Army
  • Chief of Nepal Police
  • Chief of Armed Police Force
  • Chief of Department of National Intelligence
  • UN Residential Coordinator
17
  • Major Generals of Nepal Army
  • Additional Inspector Generals of Nepal Police
  • Additional Inspector Generals of Armed Police Force
  • Deputy Chief Investigation Officers of Department of National Intelligence
18
  • Presidents of District Development Committees
  • Chiefs of Metropolitan Cities
19
  • Joint Secretaries
  • First Class Gazetted Officials (like chief district officers)
  • Director Generals
  • District Court Judges
  • Chiefs of Sub-Metropolitan Cities
  • Mayors
  • Vice-Presidents of District Development Committees
  • Deputy Mayors
20
  • Consul Generals
  • Chiefs of Public Services Utilities
21
  • Brigadier Generals of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Inspector Generals of Nepal Police
  • Deputy Inspector Generals of Armed Police Force
  • Deputy Inspector Generals of Intelligence Department
22
  • Colonels of Nepal Army
  • Senior Superintendents of Nepal Police
  • Senior Superintendents of Armed Police Force
  • Senior Superintendents of Intelligence Department
23
  • Under Secretaries
  • Directors of Various Government Entities
  • Second Class Gazetted Officials (like local development officers)
24
  • Lieutenant Colonels of Nepal Army
  • Superintendents of Nepal Police
  • Superintendents of Armed Police Force
  • Superintendents of Intelligence Department
25
  • Majors of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Superintendents of Nepal Police
  • Deputy Superintendents of Armed Police Force
  • Chairpersons of Village Development Committees
26
  • Captains of Nepal Army
  • Section Officers
  • Vice-Chairpersons of Village Development Committees
27
  • Lieutenants of Nepal Army
  • Inspectors of Nepal Police
  • Inspectors of Armed Police Force
  • Inspectors of Intelligence Department
28
  • Second Lieutenant of Nepal Army

Order of Precedence from 2018 to 2019

Order Position
1 President
2 Vice president
3 Prime Minister
4 Chief justice, Speaker of Parliament , Chairman of National Assembly
5 Former President, Vice Prime-Minister , Former President, Former Prime Minister, Former Chairman Of Cabinet
6 Governor (each Province)
7 Minister of Government of Nepal, Chief minister (Inside Province), Governor (outside the province)
8 State Minister of Government of Nepal, vice chairman of National Planning Association, Judges of Supreme court, Speaker of Province Assembly
9 Province Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Member of National Assembly, state Minister of province Government, Deputy Speaker of Province Government, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Members of Constitutional Bodies, Chief Secretary Of Government of Nepal
10 Member of Province Assembly, Mayor of Metropolitan city (except Kathmandu), Head of district coordination committee
11 Member and Commissioner of Different Commissions of Nepal, Members of National Planning Commission, Secretariat of Parliament, Chief Judges Of High Court, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank
12 Secretary of Government of Nepal, Nepalese Ambassador, Ambassador of Different Countries for Nepal, Secretary Of SAARC, Mayor of Sub Metropolitan city, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu
13 Mayor of Municipality, High court Judge
14 Province Head Of Loksewa Aayog, Member of Province Lok sewa Aayog
15 Vice Chairman of District Coordination Committee, Chairman Of Gaun palika, Deputy Mayors of Municipality, Judges of District Court, Secretary of Province Government, Vice Principal of University,

Order of Precedence After 2019

Order Position
1 President
2 Vice President of Nepal
3 Prime Minister
4 Chief Justice of Nepal
5
  • Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Chairman of National Assembly
6
  • Former President of Nepal
  • Former Vice-President of Nepal
  • Former Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Former Chairman of the Cabinet
  • Present Vice Prime Minister of Nepal
7 Governors of Provinces of Nepal (within their respective Province)
8
  • Cabinet ministers of the Government of Nepal
  • Chief ministers of Provinces Of Nepal (within their respective Province)
  • Governors of Provinces (when outside their respective states)
  • Leader of the Opposition of House of Representatives (Nepal)
  • Holders of the Nepal Ratna
  • Former Chief Justice of Nepal
  • Chairman of constitution Assembly
  • Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Vice Chairman of National Assembly
  • Former Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Former Chairman of National Assembly
  • Former Vice Prime Minister of Nepal
9
  • Cabinet state ministers of the Government of Nepal
  • whip of Leader of House in House of Representatives
  • whip of Leader of opposition in House of Representatives
  • Chairman of Different committees in House of Representatives
  • Chairman of Different committees in National Assembly (Nepal)
  • Vice Chair of National Planning Commission
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Members of Judicial Council
  • Leader of House in National Assembly
  • whip of Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Head of Leader of opposition in National Assembly
  • Speaker of Province Assembly
10
  • Assistant Cabinet Minister Of Government of Nepal
  • Member of House of Representatives
  • Member of National Assembly
  • Former Cabinet Minister of Nepal
  • High Court Justices
  • Province Government Minister
  • Deputy Speaker of Province Assembly
  • Province Government State Minister
  • chairman of Different Committees in Province Assembly
  • Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
  • Member of Constituent Assembly
  • Former Member of House of Representatives
  • Main Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • COAS General of Nepal Army
11
12
  • Member and Commissioner of Different Commissions of Nepal
  • Member of National Planning Commission
  • Secretary of House of Representatives (Nepal)
  • Chief Registrar of Supreme court
  • Governor of Central Bank of Nepal
  • Chancellors of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan
  • Vice-Chancellors of Universities
13
  • Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • Holders of National Pride
  • Nepalese Ambassador of foreign Countries
  • Lieutenant General of Nepal Army
  • Ambassador of Foreign Countries for Nepal
  • Secretary General of SAARC
  • IG of Armed Police Force
  • Research Director of National Research Council Nepal
  • Vice-Chancellors of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan
  • Principal of Universities of Nepal
  • Mayor of Sub Metropolitan City
  • Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan City
  • Mayor of Municipality
14
  • Judge of High Court
  • Spokesperson of High court
  • UN Residential Coordinator


15
  • Chairman of Province Loksewa Aayog
  • Major General of Nepal Army
  • Additional Inspector General ( AIG ) of Nepal Police
  • AIG of Armed Police Force
  • Member of Province Lok Sewa Aayog
16
  • Deputy Mayor ( except Kathmandu Metropolitan City )
  • Vice Chairman of District Coordination Committee
  • Chairman Of Gaun palika
  • Deputy Mayor of Sub-Metropolitan City
  • Deputy Mayor of Municipality
  • Assistant Secretary of Government of Nepal
  • District Court Judges
  • Chief District Officer
  • Vice-Principal of Universities
17
  • Brigadier General of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Inspector General - DIG of Nepal Police
  • consul general
  • Colonel of Nepal Army
  • Senior Superintendent of Police ( SSP ) of Nepal Police
  • Senior Superintendent of Police ( SSP ) OF Armed Police Force
  • Vice Chairman of Gaupalika
18
  • Deputy secretary of Government of Nepal
  • Lieutenant Colonel of Nepal Army
  • Superintendent of Police ( SP ) Of Nepal Army
  • Superintendent - SP of Armed Police Force
19
  • Major of Nepal Army
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
20
  • Captain of Nepal Army
  • Nepal Sarkar ka sakha Adhikrit
  • assistant Principal of Universities
21
  • Lieutenant of Nepal Army
  • Police Inspector
  • Inspector - INS of Armed Police Force
  • Rastriya Anusandhan Bibhag 's anusandhan adhikrit
22
  • Second Lieutenant of Nepal Army

See also

References

  1. ^ "New order of precedence in force". Kathmandu Post. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  2. ^ "Govt enforces new order of precedence". nepalnews.com. 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  3. ^ "Cabinet puts seal on new republican state protocol". Kathmandu post. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  4. ^ "Govt okays new republican state protocol". ekantipur.com. 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-12-27.