Muqta was the title by which a provincial governor was designated in the early period of Muslim rule in India, and Bengal. Sometimes a Muqta was also called Muqti.

Under the sultans of Delhi, the governors were called wali, muqta or muqti or naib. They were assisted by sahib-i-diwan. Under Muhammad bin tughlaq, the muqta or wali was only in charge of the general administration of the province. During his time, the province of Bengal was divided into three sub-provinces, which were placed under separate governors called wali or mukti. Mukta or mukti was assisted by a wazir or mustaufi in charge of finance and an ariz-i-laskar for the administration of the army. [Abdul Karim]