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 corre
spondence with other kings.
(V) The Senapati or san-i-naubat : He was not the commander-inchief 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 rao: He had two responsibilities
(a) looking after charitable work, and (b) working for the moral uplift of the people.