Facts about the ancient Indian Government

At the beginning when Vedic age was flourishing, people were living like nomads. It was after when the agriculture started to develop; they started living in groups.

These groups formed organizations which were mainly tribal. There used be a head of the tribe called the "King" or the "Raja". As the time kept passing by, there were large kingdoms which started to grow and by 6th century B.C. there were about 16 kingdoms already in India.

In ancient India there were many small republics which had some democracy in their administration. The "Raja" (King) was the head of legislative, judiciary and executive branches.

There were many officials who used to assist him in these branches. Final decisions were always in the "Raja's" (King) hand. Although, the ministry of officials could send an advice to the king but the last and final decision was made by the King himself. All the ministers and officials in the different branches were directly appointed by the king.

The whole empire was divided into many provinces which were governed by different Governors and the council of ministers. There were agents and spies in the kingdom who used to notify the King about the various things happening in his kingdom.  

Ancient Indian Government had certain departments which used to decide on certain important matters of administration.