Ashtapradhan was a Council of Ministers

(A) In the Gupta administration
(B) In the Chola administration
(C) In the Vijayanagara administration
(D) In the Maratha administration

Correct Answer : In the Maratha administration
Question Asked : UPPCS (Mains) 2013, IAS (Pre) 1996
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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