The Civil Services Officers' Institute (CSOI) is a registered society established in February 1998, currently operating from two locations in New Delhi. The idea for CSOI began in the early 1990s and gained momentum in 1994 when plans for a school for officers' children and the institute were considered. The Civil Services Society was formed to establish CSOI, fostering social interaction and camaraderie among civil service members.
In 1997, a meeting led by the cabinet secretary decided to establish CSOI in Delhi, involving various government departments. The governing council and managing committee were formed, and the institute's rules and regulations were approved in December 1997. CSOI was officially registered under the Society (Regulation) Act on February 24, 1998, and inaugurated on February 28, 1998.
Initially, CSOI had 500 members, but its popularity grew rapidly, reaching over 10,000 members in 2014. The facility on Kasturba Gandhi Marg was a temporary arrangement until the current premises were identified in Chankyapuri. Construction began in 2009, and the new premises were inaugurated on December 9, 2012.
CSOI's objectives include promoting the welfare of civil service officers, organizing educational events, publishing materials, fostering modern administrative skills, establishing libraries, and providing residential accommodation for members and members participating in association activities.