Gorkela replaced former law officer of the state, Mukesh Kumar Giri.
Confirming his appointment Gorkela told ANI "As the DAG, I will now argue, all the cases of Uttarakhand state that are pending before the Apex Court. I will in my constant endeavor continuously work and argue for the progress of the state of Uttarakhand".
Gorkela, who is Vice-Chairman of Lawyer of the World Association, has had a distinguished career as a lawyer. He served as the Standing Counsel for the Government of India from 2005-2011.(ANI)