The Management and Professional Development Department was formerly an institute (Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development-PIHRD), established in 1997 by merging following Government institutions:
- Staff Training Institute
- Provincial Civil Services (PCS) Academy
- Punjab Revenue Academy
- Project Training Institute
- Audit and Accounts Training Institute
Its functions consisted of providing training facilities to public servants in:
- Different aspects of Public Administration
- Public Finance
- Government Functioning and
- Project Planning and Implementation.
- Holding off-campus courses for skill development in district level Government offices
In order to streamline and modernize the training and career planning functions in public sector Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development (PIHRD) was upgraded to the level of an Administrative Department on July 12, 2002. The mandate given to this new department is to plan, organize and conduct training modules for the Provincial Government in order to improve the Human Resource potential and to evolve a policy matrix taking into account the future needs.
Management & Professional Development Department (MPDD) is the apex training department of the Punjab Government. It was established in the year 2002. It conducts various programmes for training and development of government servants, which broadly include Post Induction & Promotion, related Long Courses, Short Courses and Customized. MPPD realizes the fact that Human Resource Development is of great importance in the present era. It is the management of employee skills, knowledge, abilities, talents, aptitudes, creative abilities etc and plays a crucial role in the development process of modern economies. It creates and utilizes an able and motivated workforce, to accomplish the basic organizational goals.
MPDD aims to develop a motivated, proactive, dedicated, disciplined and competent public service through high quality training aimed at inculcating appropriate skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior for top class service delivery. Furthermore, MPPD imparts best possible training to maximum number of public servants in the most cost effective manner.