The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (URBAN)-Housing for All was 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) was launched to provide interest subsidy on loans availed for purchase/ construction/ extension/ improvement of a house. The PMAY scheme caters to Economical Weaker Section (EWS)/Lower Income Group(LIG) and Middle Income Groups (MIG) of the society, given the projected growth of urbanization & 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:
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.
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.
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.
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)
All statutory towns as per Census 2011 and towns’ notified subsequently, including planning area as notified with respect to statutory town.
|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 1-1-2017
*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.