Considering the price hike, the Bangladesh government was kind enough to declare 20% D.A. from 1 July 2008, even for those who are enjoying LPR. Pension/gratuity benefits are calculated excluding this D.A. It is a known practice that D.A. is converted into basic pay only when the new pay scale is executed. In fact, those on LPR will be deprived of pension/ gratuity benefits out of D.A. as soon as they go on pension.
Under the circumstances, I would request the Ministry of Finance to provide benefits out of D.A. in calculating pension/ gratuity for the govt. servants on LPR now.