In a shocking revelation last year, 44,276 houses that were a part of the affordable housing project in Mumbai’s Vasai-Virar under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana saw their price shoot up from Rs 14 lakhs to Rs 22 lakhs- a rise of 52%. It is to be noted that these were meant for those from the economically weaker sections of the society.
The central government has set a target of building 19 lakh dwellings in Maharashtra’s state by 2022 under PMAY. The scheme, which is currently in its third phase, was launched in 2015 to ensure that financial assistance is provided to those who do not have a house of their own and residing in urban or rural areas, along with interest subsidy and tax benefits.
Who is eligible?
Your annual income is the primary criterion for PMAY eligibility and determines the subsidy on interest rates and the maximum amount that you can avail. The different categories are as follows:
1) Economically weaker section: Earning less than Rs 3 lakhs per annum
2) Low income group: Earning Rs 3lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs per annum
3) Middle income group 1 or MIG1: Earning Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs per annum
4) Middle income group 2 or MIG 2: Earning Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 18 lakhs per annum
Apart from the above, there should be no house registered under your name or that of your family when submitting the PMAY application. A woman’s family member must be either the only or joint property owner.
Applying for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
Once you have confirmed your PMAY eligibility, you can submit your completed PMAY application form at any of the Common Service Centre (CSC) near you, along with a fee of Rs 25, including GST. Alternatively, you can go through the steps mentioned below to apply online from the comfort of your home.
– Open www.pmaymis.gov.in and click on the ‘Citizen Assessment’ link
– This will show you 2 options- ‘benefits under other 3 components” and ‘for slum dwellers
– Select the one that applies to you and enter your Aadhar card details
– After this, you will be redirected to the PMAY application form
– Enter your name, income, bank account, and other personal details as required correctly
– Remember to save the form once you have filled it and enter the captcha
To verify the details entered by you in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana application form, you need to submit certain documents such as:
– Aadhaar Card
– Identity proof and residential proof such as Voter ID or PAN Card or Driving License
– Caste certificates if you belong to a minority group such as SC, ST, OBC
– If you fall in the Low Income Group or Economically Weaker Sections, proof of the same should be furnished
– Salary slips, income tax return statements, and recent bank statements as income proof
– The value of the property bought through the scheme or under construction should be confirmed with a certificate along with proof that there is no ‘pucca house’ in the applicant’s name
Checking Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana application status
Once you have completed your application form, after knowing your PMAY eligibility, you can track your application’s status online by visiting the PMAY website.
– Go to the tab marked as ‘Citizen Assessment’ and press ‘Track Your Assessment Status.’
– Now, you will be presented with two options
– You can enter the assessment ID received after form submission
– Or enter the personal details as filled by you during the PMAY application procedure, such as your name, father’s name, and others along with the district, city, or state of your residence
– Press ‘submit’ to reveal your application status
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