Management & Professional Development Department was established as a full fledge department in view of ever increasing focus on the need of highly trained civil service for provision of improved service delivery to the people.
Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development (PIHRD) was established in 1997 by merging following five Government Institutes:
- Staff Training Institute (STI)
- Provincial Civil Services (PCS) Academy
- Punjab Revenue Academy (PRA)
- Project Training Institute (PTI)
- Audit and Accounts Training Institute(A&ATI)