Mangla was declared as a Cantonment in the year 1968 and its boundaries were declared vide per Govt of Pakistan MoD Notification No.127/1/I/G/SO(C)/ML&C/68/2202-D-5, dated 04.10.1968. Mangla Cantonment is predominantly inhabited by Army, housing the 1 Corps Headquarters and 19 Div Headquarters. 

Station Commander was assigned the powers of the Board as Administrator till the constitution of proper Board under section 13 A of the Cantonments Act 1924.

After local government elections in Cantonments in April 2015, first time a proper Board has been constituted.

Mangla Cantonment has been divided into 02 wards

Board comprises

  • PCB (Sta Comd)
  • 02 x civil members (02 Elected )
  • 02 x nominated members by Sta Comd
  • 01 x Secy (CEO)