E-BPS is an application software system which has been developed to assist municipalities to improve their current building permit process. It does this by ensuring the effective compliance of the NBC and BBL in urban regions, thus promoting safe building practices and planned urban development for the entire nation. UNDP has currently planned to implement E-BPS in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Kirtipur Municipality, Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC), Butwal Sub Metropolitan City, Dharan Sub Metropolitan City, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, Changunarayan Muncipality, Bheemdatta Muncipality and Tulsipur sub metropolitan E-BPS is a web-based application through which building permit applications are processed and current building records are maintained. This is an effective and efficient system to monitor and evaluate the current state of building constructions in a municipal area. E-BPS is a distributed system and will be implemented at the municipal offices as well as their respective ward offices. The system allows citizens to submit as well as track their application(s) and its status respectively over the internet.
E-BPS enables municipalities to manage a building permit system by integrating the NBC and municipal BBL. It supports municipal staff members to maintain a building permit database and ensure NBC and BBL compliance for individual buildings through an intuitive web interface. Municipal staff members with different responsibilities, such as application registration, technical data verification, compliance checking, field verification, certificate printing, handling of legal issues, house address generation, GIS data maintenance, collection of permit fees, assessment of disaster vulnerability, building permit data archiving, executive permit approval, etc. will be able to access the E-BPS through any of the following mediums: LAN, Intranet or Internet.