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Warrant of Precedence for India

[Government of India, Home Department Notification, No. 328, dated Calcutta, the 10th February, 1899.]

In supersession of Home Department Notification, No. 2023, dated the 1st November 1877, the following new Warrant of Precedence for India, which has been approved by Her Majesty the Queen-Empress of India, and which has received Her Royal Sign Manual, as also the revised graded list of civil offices not reserved for members of the Indian Civil Service, supplementary to the Warrant of Precedence, which has been prepared under the orders of the Governor-General in Council, are published for general information:—

I.—Warrant of Precedence approved by the Queen-Empress of India.

Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India,—

To all to whom these presents shall come:

Whereas it hath been represented unto Us that it is advisable that the rank and precedence of persons holding appointments in the East Indies, as regulated by Our Royal Warrant, dated the 18th day of October 1870, should be altered. We do therefore hereby declare that it is Our Will and Pleasure, that in lieu of the table laid down in Our said recited Warrant, the following table be henceforth observed with respect to the rank and precedence of the persons hereinafter named, namely,—

1. Governor-General and Viceroy of India.

2. Governors of Madras and Bombay.

3. President of the Council of the Governor-General.

4. Lieutenant-Governor when in his own territories.

5. Commander-in-Chief in India.

6. Lieutenant-Governor.

7. Chief Justice of Bengal.

8. Bishop of Calcutta, Metropolitan of India.

9. Ordinary Members of the Council of the Governor-General.