Dr. R. Krishna Murthy is a Ph. D in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He also has a LLB degree and is an Advocate specialising in Labour Laws. He has been the Director of the Industrial Relations Institute of India and is a consultant to several industries across different spectrums like Banks, Information Technology, ITes, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Chemical and other Industries. He specializes in the field of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management and advises companies in the area of labour compliance and trouble shooting. He is also a specialist in the design of wage and compensation systems for workmen and has done a lot of pioneering work in the area of Dearness Allowance payments and systems in India. On behalf of the Institute he has also conducted several trade union leadership development programmes. He has conducted numerous programmes on behalf of organizations like the BMA, NIPM, EFI and AMA. He is a visiting faculty at prestigious Management Educational Institutions.