Like Balban. He believed that Sultan is Good’s
representative on earth and declared himself second Alexander
The only man who could presume to advise the king was
Ala-ul-mulk, the kotwal of Delhi.
During his time the army was directly recruited by the
army minister (ariz— mamalik). It was paid in cash form the royal treasury.
The pay of trooper was 234 tankas a year, while one with and additional
horse was paid 78 tankas more, Ala-ud-din instituted the practice of
recording the descriptive roll N Chehra (huliya) of individual soldiers and
the branding of horses (dagh system).
For regulation and control over markets he instituted now
official machinery, Diwan-iriyasat the head of entire market control system
Shshna-i-mandi the superintendent of market, and Rais Parwana, the permit
officer of markets.
Created a new department of revenue (Diwani- Mustakharaj)
to realize arrears.
Introduced house tax and pasture tax, ghari/ charai
Built ‘Alai Darwaja’, ‘Siri fort’ Mahal-i-Hazar Situn’,