About CSA


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 Common Training Programme primarily aims at grooming young probationary officers into responsible, efficient and effective public servants. To achieve this aim targeted training activities are designed to achieve followings three objectives:

  1. Knowledge Enhancement – to impart the requisite knowledge about the Government working, relevant laws / rules / policies
  2. Skill development- to impart practical & relevant hands on skills that will help them in performance of their duties and allow them to take evidence based decisions.
  3. Attitudinal Change- to inculcate in them the traits of integrity, impartiality, leadership, empathy, compassion & professionalism.



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.

The CTP Wing, headed by Director (CTP) at Walton Campus, supervises all aspects of the Common Training Programme, including the academic, training and sports component. Chief Instructors, Additional Directors, Deputy Directors and other staff assist Director CTP in implementation of training activities. Academic Group In-charges are responsible for supervising and mentoring the probationers of assigned Academic Group, which is also called a ‘House’. There are five Academic Houses  i.e. Jinnah, Iqbal, Liaquat, Sir Syed & Jauhar.

The Training Framework is based on effectively achieving the key objectives of the Common Training Program. The focus is on i) knowledge enhancement, ii) skill development and iii) attitudinal change. Training activities are organized in line with the training framework. Evaluation is also undertaken keeping in view these focus areas.

Civil Services Academy lays prime emphasis on the physical aspect of training through Sports and Physical Training (PT) to keep the minds and bodies of Probationary Officers in a healthy state.  These are mandatory and graded activities for both male and female officers.