Administration is the device through which the Mughals controlled their territories efficiently and it evolved gradually. The credit for the centralized government and administration goes to Akbar who made significant changes in the existing system and give it a new dimensions. It was Akbar who divided his Empire into 12 provinces for the better administration and the governors of these provinces look into the maintenance of the administrative machinery. Nizam-ul Mulk Asaf Jah who became the governor of Deccan thrice is said to have established an independent rule there but a study of the regional sources shows that even after taking the possession of the Suba Nizam followed the set pattern of administration as evolved by the Mughals, he only introduced some reforms needed due to the geographical and political conditions. The Early Nizams followed the same administrative machinery until the British domination became more and more in the region during the later phase.