ABOUT PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA
The Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) – Housing for All is a mission that was launched by the Government of India with the aim of boosting home ownership. It aimed at achieving ‘Housing for All’ by the year 2022. Under this mission, a subsidy scheme called Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) provides interest subsidy on loans availed for purchase/construction/extension/improvement of a house. The PMAY scheme caters to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/Lower Income Groups (LIG) and Middle Income Groups (MIG) of the society, given the projected growth of urbanization and the consequent housing demands in India.
Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under PMAY makes the home loan affordable as the subsidy provided on the interest component reduces the outflow of the customer on the home loan. The subsidy amount under the scheme largely depends on the category of income that a customer belongs to and the size of the property unit being financed.
The benefits as per the income categories are as follows:
CLSS EWS/LIG Scheme Under PMAY
LIG and EWS categories are defined as those whose annual household incomes are above ₹3 lakh but below ₹6 lakh .The beneficiaries belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) categories are eligible for a maximum interest subsidy of 6.5%, provided that the unit being constructed or purchased does not exceed the carpet area requirement of 60 square metres (approximately 645.83 square feet). The interest subsidy is limited up to a maximum loan amount of ₹6 lakh.
The scheme was extended to include the Middle Income Groups (MIG) in 2017.This scheme was divided into two parts i.e. MIG 1 and MIG 2.
CLSS MIG 1 Scheme Under PMAY
MIG 1 category is defined as the one with household income of above ₹6 lakh but below ₹12 lakh. The beneficiaries in the MIG 1 category are eligible for a maximum interest subsidy of 4 %, provided that the unit being constructed or purchased does not exceed the carpet area requirement of 160 square metres (approximately 1,722.23 square feet). This subsidy is however limited to a maximum loan amount of ₹9 lakh over a home loan tenure of up to 20 years.
CLSS MIG 2 Scheme Under PMAY
MIG 2 category is defined as the one with household income of above ₹12 lakh but below ₹18 lakh.The beneficiaries of the MIG 2 category are eligible for a maximum interest subsidy of 3%, provided that the unit being constructed or purchased does not exceed the carpet area requirement of 200 square metres (approximately 2,152.78 square feet). This subsidy is however limited to a maximum loan amount of ₹12 lakh over a home loan tenure of up to 20 years.
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Eligibility
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Beneficiary
The beneficiary family will comprise husband, wife and unmarried children. (An adult earning member irrespective of marital status can be treated as a separate household in MIG category).
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Coverage
All statutory towns as per Census 2011 and towns notified subsequently, including planning areas as notified with respect to statutory towns.
PMAY Scheme Details
CLSS Scheme Type
EWS and LIG
MIG 1 **
MIG 2 **
Eligibility Household Income ( Rs.)
₹6,00,001 to ₹12,00,000
₹12,00,001 to ₹18,00,000
Carpet Area-Max (sqm)
Interest Subsidy (%)
Subsidy calculated on a max loan of
Validity of scheme
Max Subsidy (Rs.)
* woman ownership is not mandatory for construction / extension
*As per amendment dated 15.03.2018, an adult earning member (irrespective of marital status) can be treated as a separate household. Provided also that in case of a married couple, either of spouses or both together in joint ownership will be eligible for a single house, subject to income eligibility of the household under the scheme.
**for MIG – 1 & 2 loan should be approved on/or after 1-1-2017Aadhar number(s) of the beneficiary family are mandatory for MIG category. The interest subsidy will be available for a maximum loan tenure of 20 yrs or the loan tenure whichever is lower. The interest subsidy will be credited upfront to the loan account of beneficiaries through HDFC resulting in reduced effective housing loan and Equated Monthly Installment (EMI).The Net Present Value (NPV) of the interest subsidy will be calculated at a discount rate of 9 %.The additional loan beyond the specified limits, if any to be at non-subsidized rate. There is no cap on the loan amount or the cost of the property.
*for more details on the scheme please refer www.pmay-urban.gov.in
Note: Assessment of your eligibility to avail the benefits of CLSS is at the sole discretion of the Government of India. Contents herein are parameters outlined under the scheme for assessment of entitlement.