Shimla: Sudripta Roy, a 1978 batch IAS officer, will be the new Himachal Pradesh chief secretary.
Roy, at present Additional Chief Secretary, will succeed Harinder Hira who retired today, officials said.
Roy has held several important posts in the state and at the Centre. He had also served in Dhaka.
After three successive women Chief Secretaries -- Asha Swaroop, Rajwant Sandhu and Harinder Hira, Himachal will have a male Chief Secretary after more than three-and-a-half-year.