“Ashtapradhan”-a Council of Ministers helped in discharge of State affairs to

(A) Harshavardhana
(B) SamudraGupta
(C) Shivaji
(D) Yashovarman

Correct Answer : Shivaji
Question Asked : UPPSC (Pre) 1991, 1995
Explanation : ‘Ashtapradhan’ was a council of eight ministers constituted by Shivaji in Maratha administration. The eight ministers were 1. Peshwa, 2. Pandit Rao, 3. Sumant, 4. Amatya, 5. Mantri, 6. Sachiv, 7. Senapati, 8. Nyayadhish. (i) Peshwa : Prime Minister of King (ii) Amatya : Finance and Revenue Minister (iii) Mantri : Interior minister, managing internal affairs especially intelligence and espionage. (iv) Sachiv : Responsible for all correspondence. (v) Sumant : Foreign Minister (vi) Senapati : Maintenance of appointments, organization and food supply of military. (vii) Pandit Rao : Appointed for religious aid (viii) Nyaydhish : Chief Justice
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