Civil Services Academy (CSA), Lahore is a premier training institution of Pakistan which impacts pre-service training to the Civil Servants recruited by the Federal Public Service Commission through a competitive exam known as CSS Examination. 
Civil Services Academy, Lahore has two campuses: Walton campus and PAS Campus. Walton Campus offers Common Training Programme (CTP) to the new entrants of all twelve services whereas PAS Campus provides Specialized Training Programme (STP) and Mid Career Management Course (MCMC) to the Officers of Pakistan Administrative Service. Both these Campuses are under the administrative control of a Director General who is assisted by Director (CTP), Director (PAS), Director (Admin & Finance) and Director (Capacity Building).


The Civil Services Academy was established in 1948 for the training of fresh entrants to the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) and was called the Pakistan Administrative Service Academy. Since then, it has undergone many changes in organizational structure and location. With the adoption of the Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) Resolution, the Academy was renamed the Civil Service Academy and was shifted from a building on the Race Course Road (the present Circuit House) to the old Residency Estate on the Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam. In addition to CSP probationers, it started imparting training to Pakistan Foreign Service (PFS) probationers in 1963. In 1972, after the creation of Bangladesh and the consequent loss of the Police Academy, the training of new entrants to the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) was also entrusted to the Academy. Probationers belonging to the Information Service of Pakistan (ISP) started coming to the Academy in the same year.


To become a Center of Excellence in pre- service Public Sector Training.


To conduct the pre-service training, in-line with the  best international practices; and to enable the young officers  to transform themselves into responsive, participatory, accountable and efficient Civil Servants through knowledge enhancement,  skill development and attitudinal change, to cope with the socio-economic challenges faced by common man.


The Civil Services Academy (CSA), Lahore is a premier training institution of Pakistan for pre-service training of Civil Servants selected by Federal Public Service Commission through a competitive mechanism  known as Central Superior Services Examination and recruited by the Establishment Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.  The Academy has two campuses, one campus is at Walton, which is used exclusively for the Common Training Programme (CTP), which is the flagship programme of the Academy. The other Campus, which is located on Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam, is used for the Specialized Training Programme (STP) of the Pakistan Administrative Service probationers. The Academy is headed by the Director General who is a BS-22 officer.

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