R. K. A. Subrahmanya (6 July 1926 - 26 April 2020) joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service after passing the IAS and Central Services Combined Competitive Examination in 1950. He served as Accountant General in Assam, Odisha, Tamilnadu and Kerala.
He was appointed Addl. Secretary in the Union Ministry of Labour in 1979. He was Chairman of the Central Board of Trustees of the EPFO, the Standing Committee of the ESIC and the Central Board of Workers Education during his tenure at the Ministry of Labour. He represented the Government of India in the International Labour Conferences held in Geneva for four years. He was a member of a committee set up by the ILO for studying the future of social security in developing countries. He was a member of the Bureau of the International Social Security Association, for five years.
After retiring from service in 1984, he was Director General, Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad and was thereafter appointed as a Member of the A.P. Administrative Tribunal in Hyderabad.