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PMAY Home Loan Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for EWS / LIG – Complete Details

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana home loan subsidy scheme for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) and LIG (Lower Income Group) is available. Under the new scheme, the government is now offering the housing loan for up to 20 years instead of 15 years as per the previous guidelines. The government has also introduced CLSS for MIG and the previous CLSS component would be called CLSS for EWS / LIG category people.

Under the PMAY CLSS for EWS/LIG, beneficiaries of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) seeking housing loans from Banks, Housing Finance Companies and other such institutions would be eligible for an interest subsidy at the rate of 6.5 % for a tenure of 20 years or during tenure of loan whichever is lower.

PM Awas Yojana Mission with all its components has become effective from the date 17 June 2015 and will be implemented upto 31 March 2022.

PMAY Home Loan Scheme for EWS/LIG – Highlights

  • The credit linked subsidy will be available only for loan amounts upto Rs 6 lakhs and additional loans beyond Rs. 6 lakhs, if any, will be at non-subsidized rate.
  • Interest subsidy will be credited upfront to the loan account of beneficiaries through Primary Lending Institutions (PLI), 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 houses constructed/acquired with central assistance under the Mission should be in the name of the female head of the household or in the joint name of the male head of the household and his wife, and only in case when there is no adult female member in the family, the house can be in the name of male member of the household.
  • All Statutory Towns as per Census 2011 and towns notified subsequently, including planning area as notified with respect to Statutory Town.

PMAY Home Loan for EWS/LIG Subsidy

Maximum loan amount: as per eligibility of customer decided by bank / Financial Institution based on due diligenceMaximum loan tenure: based on the guidelines of the PLIMaximum tenure for subsidy computation: 20 years or the tenure of the loan, whichever is lowerMaximum loan amount for subsidy calculation: Rs. 6 lakhInterest rate for subsidy: 6.5%


Loan Amount Loan Amount eligible for Subsidy Interest Subsidy Balance Loan Initial EMI @10% Reduced EMI after credit-ing the Subsidy Monthly savings Annual Savings
3,00,000 3,00,000 1,33,640 1,66,360 2,895 1,605 1,290 15,480
6,00,000 6,00,000 2,67,280 3,32,720 5,790 3,211 2,579 30,948
10,00,000 6,00,000 2,67,280 7,32,720 9,650 7,071 2,579 30,948

Eligibility for CLSS for EWS/LIG

  • Beneficiary family will comprise husband, wife and unmarried children.
  • The beneficiary family should not own a pucca house either in his/her name or in the name of any member of his/her family in any part of India.
  • EWS Households having annual income up to Rs. 3,00,000/-
  • LIG Households having annual income between Rs. 3,00,001/- and upto Rs.6,00,000/-
  • Preference under the scheme, subject to beneficiaries being from EWS/LIG segments, should be given to Manual Scavengers, Women (with overriding preference to widows), persons belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes, Minorities, Persons with disabilities and Transgender.

The detailed guidelines of the CLSS for EWS/LIG scheme are available at below linkhttp://mohua.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/5CLSS_EWS_LIG_English_Guidelines_wb.pdf

Area which can be constructed Carpet area of house being constructed or enhanced under this component of the Mission should be upto 30 square meters for EWS category and upto 60 square meters for LIG category. For incremental housing/extension, the area limit will be 30 sq.mt. and 60 sq.mt. of carpet area for EWS and LIG category respectively.

Credit linked subsidy would be available for housing loans availed for new construction and addition of rooms, kitchen, toilet etc. to existing dwellings as incremental housing. The beneficiary, at his/her discretion, can build a house of larger area but interest subvention would be limited to first Rs. 6 lakh only.

More details about the PMAY home loan scheme for EWS/LIG under CLSS component can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation at pmaymis.gov.in