Shimla: V.C. Pharka is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh. Pharka is Indian Administrative Service officer of 1983 batch.
P. Mitra 1978 batch officer retired today as the Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh and is replaced by V.C. Pharka.
Pharka is native to Kinnaur district, was previously Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for three and a half years.