Students who have followed the HNDA course have faced difficulties in applying for public sector vacancies as the P.A. circular no. 46/90 issued in 1990 considering the HNDA course as an alternative qualification to B.Com degree was nullified by the P.A. circular no. 10/2014 last year.
As about 23,500 students from 142,000 students who qualify for University entrance are being admitted to state universities many of them who have followed the commerce stream tend to join the HNDA course annually.
Considering the above fact the proposal made by Lakshman Kiriella, the Minister of University Education and Highways, to re-enforce the P.A. circular 46/90 with effect from 23-04-2014, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.