SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    In Shivaji's Ashtapradhan, who among the following officers looked after the foreign affairs?

    A)  Peshwa

    B)  Sumant

    C)  Pandit Rao       

    D)  Sachiv

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Shivaji's Ashtapradhan (Council of Eight Ministers):
    (i) The peshwa or the chief minister: He looked after general administration.
    (ii) The amatya or majumdar: He was responsible for finance, state's income and expenditure.
    (iii) The sachiv or shuru nawis: He was responsible for all correspondence.
    (iv) The sumant or dabir: He worked as foreign minister and was responsible for correspondence with other kings.
    (v) The Senapati or san-i-naubat: He was not the commander in chief but looked after recruitment, training and discipline of the army.
    (vi) The mantri or waqia nawis: He was responsible for the personal safety of the king.
    (vii) The nyayadhish: He was responsible for administration of justice.
    (viii) The dhanadhyaksha or the pundit raw He had two responsibilities- [a] looking after charitable work, and [b] working for the moral uplift of the people.

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