Government of West Bengal

Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS)


Government of West Bengal

Welcome Online Building Plan Approval System

The Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) has been envisaged by the Development Corporation Authorities namely WBEIDC, an undertaking of IT&E Department, Government of West Bengalrespectively, to utilize the benefits of Information Technology to have a Single Window System (SWS) for various processes involved in issuance of construction permits of buildings as per the requirements of SBRAP & DBRAP 2020-21 for compliance under Ease-of-Doing-Business (EODB) in order to improve the Accountability, Transparency & Effectiveness in Government administration.

OBPAS is a unique of its kind and it is a statewide integrated “Anytime, Anywhere” cloud- based online system which provides the citizens digitally enabled automated approvals for buildings and site plans for Industrial including Residential, Commercial Institutional and Educational purposes to achieve an orderly development of the cities & towns.

Any citizen desirous of undertaking a construction activity (new/modifications) in any area owned by Development Authority is required to obtain prior written permission from the concerned Development Authority . The Architects/ Licensed Engineers empanelled with the concerned Development Authority are authorized for applying for Building/layout permissions and occupancy certificate. OBPAS integrates the critical processes such as electronic submission of applications, auto- scrutiny of architectural drawings, online payments for providing automated approvals to citizens.

Applicants are continuously notified with SMS/email alerts vis-à-vis their application status.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Applicants can fill and submit the application online with required documents

SIMPLIED PROCESS: Applicants can obtain NOC from all the line departments using single Common Application Form

SAFE & SECURE: All transactions made on the website are encrypted and hence secure

3-STEP PROCESS: Applicants can obtain permissions in 3 easy steps- applying, uploading and paying

USER FRIENDLY: Applicants can access services through Internet

The services delivered to the citizen’s would be as follows.

1. Applicant registration

2. Provision to initate an application

3. Provision of Online Search and Application Tracking after login

4. Online submission of building construction proposal (New) / including re-submissions for corrected building drawings and/or any missing documents for issue of construction permits. Hence submission of application for Building Plan Sanction or a combination thereof

5. Provision for Building Permit Renewal and Revalidation

6. Provision for Alteration and Extension of Building

7. E-intimation of commencement of construction

8. E-intimation of plinth level construction

9. Online common completion request form cum occupancy certificate application (Full / Partial / Block) with online payment

10. Online issuance of digitally signed Building Permit (Approval /Refusal), Completion Certificate for Construction upto Plinth Level (Approval / Refusal), Occupancy Certificate (Full / Partial / Blockwise).

11. Intimation of finalised fees for online payment is sent on the Applicant SMS and Email

12. Intimation of Application Status is sent on the Applicant SMS and Email

13. 3rd Party Verification

The services delivered to the consultant would be as follows.

1. Empanelled Consultant Registration and Renewal on the Portal

2. Intimation of username / password validity expiry

3. Intimation of License validity expiry

4. Submission /Resubmission of Application from the application initiated by the Applicant

5. All the services delivered to the Citizen above.

As a major initiative, Development Corporation Authorities namely WBEIDC, an undertaking of IT&E Department, Government of West Bengal has launched the Single Window System for online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) which allows for online application for Building Plan approval and is a complete online system. All the officers concerned of all the Development Corporation Authorities namely WBEIDC have access to the portal and provide stage wise approval in the portal itself. As a major milestone, OBPAS covers all the Development Corporation Authorities, which enables it to address the need of online service for availing construction permits, occupancy certificates across the state. These development corporation authorities. Multiple factors have been considered in shaping this application to fulfill the requirements of experts like LBS, Architects, Civil Engineers, Geo-Technical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Structural Reviewers, officials and West Bengal Municipal Building Rules | Building Regulation for Industrial Park and Parks of WBIIDC in West Bengal 2016 | Panchayat Rules to provide hassle-free service to the citizens. The key focus of OBPAS system is transparency, time-bound availability of services, audit of construction quality & structural safety, demand supply driven market to practitioners, and error free online approval. The ultimate objective is to arm the Government with IT enabled systems to assist them in carrying out their day-to-day functions to help deliver G2C, G2G, G2B and G2E services. The system would provide integration of external authorities (State Government & other than State Government) with implementation of different reforms points under SBRAP and DBRAP 2020-21 in EoDB for the Development Corporation Authorities namely WBEIDC.

The following Services would be covered under the Single Window System Online Application for Building Permit with all the scenarios like making a New Application.