About, Functions,


1953 Sindh local government and rural development academy was originally established as village aid training institute in 1953 at Sakrand.

1956 it was shifted to Tandojam in the present campus.

In the 1st phase, the institute was confined to the level of imparting pre-service and in-service trainings to the newly recruited male and female village workers under village-aid Programme in the subjects of Agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, poultry, carpeting, smiting, home economics, community development, first aid and child card.

During the above period (8) eight long team courses, each of one year duration were conducted at the institute and 522 male and female workers were trained.

1960 the second phase started after the wind up of village Aid program and introduction of
basic democracies system in the country in July 1960.

The institute was renamed “Basic Democracies Training Institute Southern Zone ”.

The institute catered the training needs of offices/officials and the elected representatives of various tiers of basic democracies system in Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Multan, Bahalwalpur, Quetta and Kalat division of defunct province of west Pakistan.

In all (93) courses of two or three weeks and three to six months duration were conducted and 3188 participants were trained in the subjects of public Administration, office procedure, Basic democracies order 1959, Municipal Administration ordinance 1960 and rules framed there under, Accounts, Budget, Taxation, Conciliation Courts ordinance, etc.

1970 Subsequent to basic democracies system, the nomenclature of the institute was changed as “Sindh Local Government Training Institute”, with the object of catering the training needs of the officers/officials of local councils, constituted under Sindh Peoples Local Government ordinance 1979. during this phase, 74 training courses were conducted and 4858 participants were trained.

1983 In July 1983 the institute was raised to the status of academy re-name ding as “Sindh Local Government and Rural Development Academy ”. presently, the academy is going ahead, with enlarged scope in the sphere of its activities and a well articulated methodology of training in the field of rural development to the functionaries of Nation Building departments at Taluka, district and division level and elected representatives of local councils and village leaders are being sponsored to acquaint them with the nature and scope of the problem of rural development. The functionaries are being kept abreast of the latest knowledge and skills to improve upon their efficiency. The academy is also conducting different training programs in the disciplines of local government system, financial management and public administration for the employees and elected representatives of local councils.

The main objective of these courses to acquaint local council employees at various level and elected representatives about the working of local government system and to create in them professional skill and to enhance their capability and aptitudes for better management of local councils. During the period from 1983 to December 1999, 161 courses were conducted and 3650 personnel were trained.

Apart from regular training courses, academy organized 130 seminars/ workshop / conferences from 1953 to 1999 and 9624 participants attended the various seminars and workshops.Now, this institute has been renamed as ” Sindh Civil Services and Local Government Academy, Tandojam” on 13th February, 2006.Its activities have been increased manifold under the new setup.The main objective is to impart training to the officers/officials of various departments of Sindh Government, including the officers of the Board of Revenue


Section 84 of Sindh Local Government ordinance 1979 envisages for training and setting up institutions for that purpose as under: 

a) The per-service and in-service training of the servants of the councils. 
b) The training of members, Chairman, and Vice Chairman of councils. 

c) Organizing conferences and Seminars on local Government and related subjects. 
d) Undertaking of research in local government, allied subjects independently or in-collaboration with the university and research institution. 
e) The Course to be studies in the intuition established under clause-(1) and examinations and award of diploma and certificates to successful candidates. 
f) Affiliating the institution established with the universities and associating the universities. Collage or the training institute for the training the staff of the engineering education, public health and others departments of the councils. 
The main objectives of the academy are enumerated as under:


i) To organize/conduct various pre-Service/In-Service Trainings for the officers/officials of the various departments viz: objectives of the academy are enumerated as under: 
Local Government Department 
Rural Development Department 
National Building Department (all) 
Local Councils (all) 
Sindh Councils Unified Grade Officers 
Non-Government Organizations 

ii) To organize orientation courses for the Elected Representatives of different tiers of Local Government, in order to provide an understanding of the skills required for smooth running of these basic units of democracy in the province. 
iii) To plan and conduct field problems oriented research in the field of rural development and local government in the province of Sindh, in order to find factual situation in the field for planning future training programmers. 
iv) To Assist local leaders of select villages/local councils in evolving a pattern of community participation in planning and executing development projects, in order to suggest adoption of the same in other areas. 
v) To assist local government and rural development department in monitoring development projects in order to improve the existing system. 
vi) To give training and conduct department examinations of the members if the Sindh councils unified grade service. 

a) Academy is to conduct research for improvement of local government system. 
b) To educate people and manpower of various department and local councils through seminars/Workshops/Conferences to be held from time to time. 

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