Just when the CIAA began investigating possible corruption in the Employment Promotion Commission (EPC), the government began the process of dissolving the body. The corruption watchdog started its investigation after obtaining proof that the EPC was involved in a corruption scam for a training program worth more than Rs 20 million. An official with the CIAA said that the commission had examined the case and was preparing to file a case against some officials of the EPC.
No sooner did the news of the CIAA investigation come out, the government started the process of dissolving the EPC that has Prime Minister Thapa as its chairman. The EPC had reached an agreement with Unlimited New Media Company to train
1,500 youth for medical transcription. The commission was supposed to pay Rs 25,000 per youth for nine months of training. Although the private company shut shop in six months, EPC made the full payment of more than Rs 20 million.