NCERT notes on important topics for the UPSC Civil Services Exam. These notes will also be useful for other competitive exams like Bank PO, SSC, state civil services exams and so on. This article talks about Mauryan administration UPSC i.e, Mauryan Empire notes for UPSC.
The Mauryan Empire had an efficient and centralised administrative system. The chief source of information regarding administration under the Mauryan Empire is Chanakya’s work, Arthashastra. Megasthenes also gives some information in his book Indika.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mauryan Administration
Into how many provinces was the Mauryan Empire divided into?
The Mauryan Empire was divided into four provinces with the imperial capital at Pataliputra. From Ashokan Edicts, the name of the four provincial capitals were Tosali (in the east), Ujjain in the west, Suvarnagiri (in the south), and Taxila (in the north).
What reforms did King Ashoka bring into the Mauryan administrators?
King Ashoka made many reforms in the judicial system of the Mauryan Empire. The king had the sovereign power of law making and also the power and right to supersede usage and equity. In addition to all these the king was the supreme commander of the army and head of the Military administration of Mauryan Empire.