For the first time, Information Service Academy has conducted three week capacity building course for the Ex- Cadre Officers/ Officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Information Service Academy
The Information Service Academy was established in 1980 as an in-service training institution responsible for developing skills of the media managers of the Government of Pakistan. The 7th CTP was the first batch to get the training through attachment with various information and media related offices as at that time the ISA had no premises of its own to start classes. Nonetheless, in 1981 the ISA initiated its Specialized Training Programme for the probationers of 8th CTP. Since then, 30 batches of Information Group officers have received training in this institution.
Apart from imparting specialized training to the newly inducted officers of Information Group, the ISA has played a very constructive role in arranging capacity building courses for mid-level officers of Information Group, officers from Provincial Information Departments, and journalists belonging to Tribal and Northern Areas of Pakistan. The training module of all these courses were devised in consultation with experts in the field of public information, communication, public relations and mass media.
Objectives of Specialized Training
- Training the officers in line with the professional responsibilities and the requirements of the government in the emerging environment of free and open Media.
- Improving the managerial capabilities and professional qualities of the public servants in the Information and Media set-ups.
- Inculcating the qualities of efficiency, honesty and integrity among the newly inducted officers.
- Grooming the under-training officers to become role models through their character-building, development of inter-personal skills, team-work and civilized behaviour.
- Teaching new management techniques through group discussions and field studies.
- Establishing greater interaction between the Faculty and the under-training Officers.
38th Specialized Training Program 2020-21
The 38th Specialized Training Programme started online on 07th April, 2021. This programme is a programme for new officers entering service as information group officers. Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Madam Shahera Shahid attended inaugural session of 38th STP and interacted with the probationers. The probationers were introduced to their faculty and also introduced themselves. After which their regular classes began.
The Academy has designed its training course in consultation with the Federal Public Service Commission. The training has two parts:
- Specialized Training, for which Probationers have to appear in the Final Passing Out Examination conducted by FPSC = 1000 Marks
- Evaluation by the Academy:Discipline, Class Participation, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Research Papers and Book Reviews, Study Tours / Reports, Leadership qualities, Information Technology Skills, etc. Note: Final seniority of the Probationary Officers is determined on the basis of the combined results of CSS and Final Passing Out Examination and their performance at CSA and Information Service Academy.
The Information Service Academy (ISA) has been imparting Specialized Training to Information Group probationary officers since 1982 and so far 36 batches have passed out from this academy. The 37th batch is currently under training and after completion will join their posting by the end of this January. The syllabus for STP has been revamped this year to make it more relevant to the fast-changing media landscape and emerging challenges for the media managers …
The Information Service Academy (ISA) is a subordinate office under the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage. ISA is mandated to impart training in Media Management, Mass Communication, Public relations and Public policy. Basic objective of ISA is to carry out Specialized Training Programme of Information Group probationers who land into Information Group after passing out Central Superior Services Examination every year.
Facilities at ISA
During the training, probationers are preferably required to stay in the hostel arranged by the academy. Stay outside the hostel can be permitted on written request of the concerned officer. Change of room in the hostel and permission to stay out after 11:00 p.m. will be granted by the Director General, or the authorized officer. Visitors and guests are not allowed to stay in the hostel.