The Civil Services Academy (CSA) was established in 1948 for training of the fresh entrants to the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) and was originally named “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.
Earlier, the Government set up “The Finance Services Academy” (FSA) in mid-1950s to train the officers belonging to various Finance Services. This was located at Walton, which was then a sparsely populated suburb of Lahore. Probationers belonging to Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (PA&AS), Pakistan Railways Accounts Service (PRAS), Pakistan Military Accounts Service (PMAS), Pakistan Taxation Service (PTS) and Pakistan Customs and Excise Service (PC&ES) were trained at this Academy.
Probationers of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) were imparted training at the Secretariat Training Institute, Karachi, while those belonging to other services and posts received only on-the-job training.
After the Administrative Reforms of 1973, it was decided to organize a Common Training Programme (CTP) for all fresh entrants to various Central Superior Services (renamed as Occupational Groups). The Civil Services Academy and the Finance Services Academy were merged for this purpose. The merged institution was renamed “The Academy for Administrative Training” (AAT). This name was changed to Civil Services Academy by the President of Pakistan in November, 1981.
To begin with, the Academy was a subordinate office / Attached Department of the Establishment Division. It was later granted the status of an Autonomous Body with its own Board of Governors. 47th Common training Programme 2019-20 2 Subsequently, it was made a constituent unit of National School of Public Policy (NSPP) in October, 2005. Recently vide Ordinance No.1 of 2017, the status of Civil Services Academy is Independent and is no longer the constituent unit of National School of Public Policy.
Presently, the Academy has two campuses, one campus is at Walton, which is used exclusively for the Common Training Programme (CTP). 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 Houses for 47th CTP i.e. Jinnah, Iqbal, Liaquat, Sir Syed & Jauhar.
The administration of the Academy is under the general control of Director (Administration & Finance) whose office is located at Walton. It also provides strategic input on financial matters of the Academy to the Director General, and ensures application of financial controls in line with the rules and regulations.
|47TH COMMON TRAINING PROGRAMME, 2019-20|
|TRAINING CALENDAR FOR 47TH CTP|
|(OCTOBER, 2019 - APRIL, 2020)|
|REGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION (17TH TO 19TH OCTOBER, 2019|
|●||Diagnostic & Test Proficiency|
|FIRST TERM (21ST OCTOBER, 2019 TO 3RD JANUARY, 2020)|
|TERM BREAK (6TH JANUARY, 2020 TO 10TH JANUARY, 2020|
|SECOND TERM (13TH JANUARY, 2020 TO 13TH MARCH, 2020)|
|THIRD TERM (16TH MARCH, 2020 TO 21ST APRIL, 2020)|
|●||Country Study Tour|
|●||Passing Out Ceremony|