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 and are broadly categorized into these three components. Evaluation is also undertaken keeping in view these focus areas.

The entire batch is divided into Five Houses (Academic Groups). The objective is to provide an opportunity of close interaction between the Instructor and the probationers. However, joint sessions of all Houses(Academic Groups) are held for extension lectures. Training methodology and techniques include lectures, class participation, group discussions extension lectures, seminars/ panel discussions, case studies, workshops, self-study, class presentations, syndicate work, community service, public speaking, Current Issues Presentations, Country Study Tour and Military Attachment. Civil Services Identification (CSID) is issued to each probationer that comprises their CTP batch number, Service Group ID and their ID within the CSA. The CSID is a permanent feature, which will continue for probationers even after CTP in the capacity of CSA Alumni and Academy will keep a liaison with the Probationers based on this ID.


Lecture Discussions (LD) constitute the basic method of imparting instructions. These are, however, not routine lectures, but are in the form of discussions, encouraging greater participation establishing an effective two-way communication between the faculty and the probationers. Presentations by probationers on topics assigned by Instructors form an integral part of class room sessions. In order to enhance effectiveness of lecture discussions the probationary officers are encouraged to take part in class discussions during the lectures. 10% proportionate weightage is assigned for class participation.


Guest Lectures are delivered on selected topics by experienced administrators and distinguished speakers who have achieved eminence in their respective fields of specialization.


Seminars/Panel Discussions: Distinguished scholars and professionals are invited, from time to time, to participate in seminars and panel discussions on different contemporary issues related to the syllabi. Probationers who possess specialized knowledge or skills in any of the subjects are encouraged to participate in panel discussions either as respondents or as panelists.


Synopsis: Probationary officer will be required to prepare synopsis of important extension lectures / panel discussions. Details will be shared by the Training & Coordination Section separately.


Workshops: The theory component of each course will be supplemented by extension lectures and workshops. The probationary officers will be divided into smaller groups and hands-on exercises will be conducted.


Case Studies: Instructors make use of the case study method to relate theory with practice. An effort is made to make sure that real life public sector cases are developed so as to bring greater clarity of concepts and help probationers in sharpening their skills for solving problems.


Class Presentations by the probationary officers is a regular activity for developing not only self-learning, but also to develop effective communication skills.


Discussion Group Sessions (DGS): To encourage probationary officers to take initiative and participate in DGS on their own specific sessions will be allocated whereby they will participate in Discussion Group Sessions to be notified by the concerned teacher. Each Academic Group shall be divided into four sub-groups. The TAs will facilitate group discussions. A group coordinator shall be nominated from amongst the probationers of the sub groups who shall submit a synopsis for each sub-group to the Instructor on the discussions held during the session. The teaching faculty will identify the topic for DGS and will assign questions for each sub-group. Each probationary officer of the sub-group will submit the reply through LMS. Detailed procedure for DGS will be notified separately.


Self-Study Sessions: To inculcate sense of responsibility among probationary officers and to provide flexibility during the leaning process, Self-Study Sessions will be offered to the probationary officers. Teaching Faculty will identify the topics for self-study sessions. It will be done through spot tests or assignments.


Teaching Assistants: To utilize the capabilities, knowledge & expertise of probationary officers for various courses taught during CTP, Teaching Assistants (TAs) will be selected through a defined procedure (Academic background, Diagnostic & Proficiency Test results, an interview by Committee) from amongst the probationary officers. The TAs will assist the course teacher and will facilitate the Discussion Group Sessions. Detailed procedure will be notified separately.


Enhanced Role of House In-charges (HIs): House In-charges are the first and primary point of contact for the Probationers with the faculty. They are primarily tasked to mentor the young officers and help them in transition from a probationer to a responsible public servant. In view of the critical role of House In-charges their areas of responsibilities have been enhanced and in addition to ensuring commencement of the class in time and guiding the class representatives on issues pertaining to Academic House, they will fix specific hours for meeting the probationers for mentoring and for resolving their issues.


Diagnostic and Proficiency Test: The Diagnostic and Proficiency Test will be conducted on the day of registration. It will be MCQs based. Those who will secure 50% marks will qualify the test. On the basis of Diagnostic and Proficiency Test initial short listing of Teaching Assistants for the subjects of Government & Society in Pakistan, Economics & Public Finance, Public Sector Management will be done.


Digital Learning Management System (DLMS): Moodle Based Digital Learning Management System for CTP is an interactive platform for faculty and probationers. The web-based platform has exclusive electronic Discussion Forum for each syndicate where progress of the syndicate is reflected. This helps Syndicate Advisors to monitor the performance of each Syndicate in real time basis and is a good value addition to already well-developed Syndicate Research activity.


Schedule of Activities: A weekly timetable of training activities is notified in advance and is made available on online LMS platform for the probationers to view.




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