A mansabdar with a rank of 5, got a salary of 30, rupees per month, one of 3, could get 17, rupees, while a mansabdar of 1, got 8, rupees.
The officers were granted territorial commands in return for the military service. Badauni pointed out how the Mansabdars cheated the Mughal emperors in illegal ways.
But the revenue was realised by officers and necessary adjustments made. In addition to the Ahadis, the emperors had also maintained a crop of royal bodyguards wala-shuhis and armed palace guards.
Furthermore, as soldiers were recruited by a mansabdar for his own contingent, they regarded him as the real employer and patron, and tended to display more loyalty to their immediate military commander than the emperor. For a mansabdar, higher rank did not necessarily mean a higher post.
The son of a mansabdar, if he was granted a mansab, had to begin afresh. Each horse bore two marks; one of govt. The Mughals formalized a new territorial unit called suba. Its efficient functioning depended upon a number of factors, including the proper functioning of dagh branding system and of the jagirdari system.
The soldiers recruited by centre were called Dakhili and by Mansabdass were called Ahadi. Many of them consisted of matchlock-bearers banduqchi. The categories are shown below: -No.