Q. The term “Panyadhyaksha” is associated with which of the following?

[A] Officer in charge of trade

[B] Superintendent of markets

[C] Inspector of coins

[D] In charge of standardized weights and measures

Answer: A

Explanation: Certain important officials of Mauryan Administration:

  • Panyadhyaksha (Officer in charge of trade, price fixation, and sale of goods produced by state-run manufacturing units)
  • Sansthadhyaksha (Superintendent of markets)
  • Rupadarshaka (Inspector of coins)
  • Pautavadhyaksha (In charge of standardised weights and measures)

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT