RBI revises housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending
Presently, in terms of RBI Master Direction, loans to individuals up to Rs. 28 lakh in metropolitan centres (with population of ten lakh and above) and Rs. 20 lakh in other centres, are eligible to be classified under priority sector, provided that the cost of dwelling unit does not exceed Rs. 35 lakh and Rs. 25 lakh, respectively.
The RBI, with a view to bring convergence of the Priority Sector Lending guidelines for housing loans with the Affordable Housing Scheme, and to give a filip to low-cost housing for the Economically Weaker Sections and Low Income Groups, has decided to revise the housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending as under:
(a) Rs. 35 lakh in metropolitan centres (with population of ten lakh and above), and
(b) Rs. 25 lakh in other centres,
provided the overall cost of the dwelling unit in the metropolitan centre and at other centres does not exceed Rs. 45 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh, respectively.
Also, the existing family income limit of Rs. 2 lakh per annum, prescribed for loans to housing projects exclusively for the purpose of construction of houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG), has been revised to Rs. 3 lakh per annum for EWS and Rs. 6 lakh per annum for LIG in alignment with the income criteria specified under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The revised guidelines are effective from 19th June, 2018----------- Similar Posts: -----------