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There are two views about the provincial administration during the period of Sher Shah.

In the opinion of Qanungo, Sarkar was the highest unit of the administration.

In the opinion of Dr.Saran, Sarkar was not the highest division of administration and the provinces were existed even before akbar.

Provinces were divided into sarkars.

Munsif-i-munsifan and shiqdar-i-shiqdaran were the two important officials of Sarkars.

Shiqdar-i-shiqdaran was responsible for maintaining law and order.

He had to supervise the shiqdars of Parganas.

Munsif-i-munsifan was a judge and tried civil cases and had the power to supervise Amins.

The Sarkars were again divided into Parganas.

Munsiff, Shiqdar, Amin were the important officers of the Parganas.

Chaudari, Patwari and Muqaddam were the intermediaries between the peoepe and the Government.

Maintaing soldiers, assisting in the collection of royal dues, presiding over courts dealing with criminal cases were the duties of shiqdar.

Amin had the responsibility of revenue administration and trying civil and revenue cases. The treasurer of Pargana was Fotahdar.