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Amir-munshi He was the head of the records department, known as diwan- i-insha. The farmans of the Sultan were issued from his office, while all high level correspondence also passed through his hands. Barid-i-mumalik He was the head of the information and intelligence department. Only a nobleman who enjoyed the fullest confidence of the ruler was appointed the chief barid. The large number of barids, who were posted in different areas, informed the Sultan of what was going on through the chief barid. There were officers connected with the court and the royal household. Vakil-i-dar looked after the royal palace and personal attendants of the sovereign. Barbak looked after the royal court by maintaining the dignity of the court and assigning to nobles a place there in accordance with their rank and status. Amir-i-hajeb scrutinised all visitors to the court and presented them before the sovereign according to court etiquette. Amir-i-shikar organised royal hunts and all areas where the Sultan went hunting were under his direct control and authority. Amir-i-majlis made arrangements for assemblies, feasts and special celebrations. Sar-i-jandar was the chief bodyguard of the Sultan. He commanded several jandars (royal body- guards and cavalrymen) who were together called hasham-i-qalb or afwaj-i-qalb, and were clearly distinguished from the hasham-i-atraf, the name given to the troops posted in the provincial headquarters and the garrisons. The naqib-ul-nuqaba (chief usher) and his assistants (naqibs) announced the Sultan’s orders to the soldiers and also proclaimed the Sultan’s presence in the royal cavalcade. Provincial Government The whole kingdom was divided into a number of provinces, known as wilayat or iqlim, and tributary states. Little attempt was made to interfere in the internal affairs of the tributary states as long as they did not threaten the integrity of the empire. But the provincial administration under the Sultans was neither well organised nor efficient. In the earlier stages, a nobleman was assigned unconquered or semi- conquered territory as iqta and he was acknowledged the governor of all the land he could subdue by force.