The Sakas called their local governors or rulers as Satraps or Kshatrapas. This was derived from a Persian term meaning Provincial governor.
The Sakas followed the system of stationing two Satrips, one senior and one junior, in every province. The senior satrap was called Mahakshatrapa and the junior as Kshatrapa. The relation between the two Satraps was in the nature of the relation between the King and viceroy.
During the Saka rule there were many Satrapas houses in different parts of the Saka dominions in India. These may be grouped into (i) Northern Satraps of Taxila and Mathura, and, (ii) Western Satraps of Maharashtra and Ujjaini.