Buying a home under PMAY

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Buying a home under PMAY

Buying a home is a dream for many. It is one of the most significant investments that one makes in their lifetime. However, it takes work for most people to buy a home due to financial constraints. The Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to make homeownership affordable. 

This blog will discuss everything you need to know about buying a home under PMAY.

What is PMAY?

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) was launched by the Government of India in 2015 to provide affordable housing to all. The scheme offers financial assistance to eligible beneficiaries to construct or purchase a house.

Eligibility criteria for PMAY

To be eligible for PMAY, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant should not own a pucca house in their name or the name of any member of their family in any part of India.
  • The applicant's annual household income should be within the range of Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 18 lakhs.
  • The beneficiary should be a female member of the family, or the ownership of the house should be in the name of a female family member.

How to apply for PMAY?

  • The application process for PMAY is simple and can be done online. Follow the steps below to apply for PMAY:
  • Visit the official website of PMAY - https://pmaymis.gov.in/
  • Click on "Citizen Assessment" under the "Menu" tab.
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and click on "Check Aadhaar".
  • Once your Aadhaar is verified, fill in the personal and income details of the applicant.
  • Upload the necessary documents, including a recent photograph, signature, and identity proof.
  • After filling in all the details, click "Save" and submit your application.

Documents required for PMAY

To apply for PMAY, these documents are required:

  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Income proof (Form 16, Salary slip, ITR, etc.)
  • Address proof (Aadhaar, Voter ID, Driving License, etc.)
  • Bank account details
  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature proof
  • Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS)

Under PMAY, the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) is a scheme that provides interest subsidies on home loans. The scheme aims to make housing more affordable for economically weaker sections and low-income groups. The loans for purchasing or constructing a house.

The subsidy is provided based on the income category of the applicant. The table below shows the subsidy available under CLSS:

Income Category of the Applicant

Loan amount eligible for subsidy

Interest subsidy

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

  • Up to Rs. 6 lakh
  • 6.5%

Low Income Group (LIG)

  • Up to Rs. 6 lakh
  • 6.5%

Middle Income Group I (MIG I)

  • Up to Rs. 9 lakh
  • 4%

Middle Income Group II (MIG II)

  • Up to Rs. 12 lakh
  • 3%

Note: The interest subsidy is provided for a maximum loan tenure of 20 years or the loan term, whichever is lower.

Conclusion

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme aims to provide affordable housing to all. The eligibility criteria are simple, and the application process is easy. With the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS), the interest subsidy makes housing more affordable for economically weaker sections and low-income groups. By providing a subsidy on home loans, PMAY encourages home ownership and helps fulfil the dreams of many.

It is important to note that buying a home is a significant financial decision, and one should carefully consider all aspects before purchasing. PMAY provides financial assistance to eligible beneficiaries, but ensuring that the house purchased is within one's means and can be comfortably repaid over the loan tenure is still essential.

In conclusion, PMAY is an excellent initiative by the Government of India to make housing affordable. With its easy application process, simple eligibility criteria, and the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme, PMAY encourages home ownership and helps fulfil many dreams of owning a house.

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