Project Details

Third Party Audit (TPA) of Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) of Delhi and Mumbai for Ease of Doing Business (EoDB)

CLIENT/FUNDER: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

DURATION: 2 years

STARTING FROM:  01-01-2018


PROJECT LOCATION:Delhi (no site office, only meetings), Mumbai (no site office, only meetings)


Third Party Audit (TPA) of Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) of Delhi and Mumbai for Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) NIUA has been asked to lead the Third Party Audit of Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) of Delhi and Mumbai. This is following earlier proposals for the same, and has dual focus: - Reforms agenda of improving service delivery with lesser human interface and more accountability, and to ensure that full realization by the beneficiaries of the system - Improvement in India's performance and rank in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) report of the World Bank, under the indicator 'Construction Permits' which is under MoHUA The audit involves understanding of the Regulations, procedures and process flows within and outside the Corporations, regular checking of the OBPAS system, progress on reforms, checked against constant feedback from the users and own access to system, and removing bottlenecks for further improvements. All this done while keeping in mind the methodology of the Doing Business report of the World Bank. As per the Doing Business 2017, India stands at 130th position in the ranking of 190 economies across the Globe, while with respect to construction permits, India stands at 185. Doing Business methodology for construction permits measures the quality of regulations and efficiency of the process for completing all the formalities to build a warehouse under given parameters, under four sub-indicators: Procedures (number – from either side; submitting, processing and receiving counted separately) Time (days for permit process only – not counting the construction time in between) Cost (fees to be paid for permits, fees & municipal services only, not related to construction itself) Quality (Building Quality Control index based on supervision aspect before, during & after construction and insurance regimes in place) The TPA team has to: - On continual basis, do the work of auditing, making recommendations and setting timelines for action, presented with proofs, in weekly or fortnightly presentations to the Task Force constituted for the purpose, at MoHUA. - To Lend support to the corporations in their interactions with vendors, NOC agencies, other departments, stakeholders, etc. as and when required to match the above recommendations and outcomes with efforts - To support MoHUA with interactions with State Governments, Stakeholders, DIPP, WB, etc. to ensure that work is on target and as per expectations In addition to the above work and material, to support MoHUA on any analysis and doubts; and to submit mid-term and final work reports.