P. Mitra, a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, has been appointed as Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh. He is succeeding Sudripta Roy, who has been appointed advisor to the government.

A notification in this has been regard issued here today. Mitra presently holding the post of Additional Chief Secretary, Home & Vigilance, Cooperation

In another notification, S. Roy, IAS, Chief Secretary, who was hospitalized following brain haemorrhage in October last year, has been posted as Adviser to the Government of Himachal Pradesh.