The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, known as PMAY, is a government scheme for the provision of affordable homes to Indians, particularly those belonging to economically weaker groups. If you belong to a low-income category, economically weaker group or mid-income groups, you may avail the benefits of the scheme, if you meet the eligibility criteria.
There are situations when you face a ‘PMAY rejected’ situation. Here are some PMAY rejection reasons you may need to consider:
1. Not Part of Income Groups That Are Eligible
Is your PMAY subsidy rejected? One of the main reasons is that you actually don’t belong to the eligible income group.
For PMAY, you need to belong to one of the four groups: the EWS or Economically Weaker Section, the LIG or Lower Income Group, MIG-I or Middle Income Group-I, MIG-II or Middle Income Group-II.
If the annual income of the family is under Rs. 3 Lakhs, you belong to the EWS category.
If the household’s annual income is in the Rs. 3 Lakhs - Rs. 6 Lakhs bracket, you belong to the lower-income group.
If the annual family income is in the bracket of Rs. 6 Lakhs - Rs. 12 Lakhs, you belong to the mid-income group I. If the annual household income is in the Rs. 12 Lakhs - Rs. 18 Lakhs category, you belong to the mid-income group II.
If you are not part of these groups, the chances of the PMAY subsidy rejected are high.
2. Property Registered Under Your / Spouse’s Name
The PMAY is aimed at providing housing subsidy for first-time homebuyers. But if you already have a property registered in your or your spouse’s name, you are not eligible to claim any sort of benefits as part of PMAY. So, if you claim benefits, the result is: PMAY subsidy rejected.
3. Already Availing Benefit of Other Scheme
Is your claim for benefits under PMAY rejected? Here’s another reason why.
There are many schemes that offer benefits for housing and if you have chosen other central or state schemes pertaining to housing, you will not be eligible to avail PMAY benefits. Even if any members of your family have availed of benefits under other schemes, you may not be considered eligible.
4. Only Certain Types of Property to be Considered for PMAY Benefit
You can claim benefits under PMAY for:
Construction or buying of the first house that is owned by the beneficiary family.
Expansion or repair of property under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS). The condition that the house bought, constructed, repaired or extended should be the first house owned by the beneficiary household applies.
House built or bought under the PMAY should be in the joint name of the male head of the household and his wife or female head of the household.
In case there is no female member in the household, the house should be in the name of the male member.
The carpet area of a house should be up to 30 and 60 square metres for economically weaker groups and lower-income categories, respectively to get CLSS.
The carpet area of a house should be 160 and 200 square metres for mid-income categories I and II, respectively.
5. Do Not Apply to Property Which is Not Covered Under PMAY
As earlier mentioned, PMAY applies to property bought by a beneficiary family for the first time. Also, if any members of your family, ie. you, your spouse or unmarried children have another property registered in any of your names, the application for PMAY benefits cannot be approved and you will get the status: PMAY subsidy rejected.
While all these are major PMAY rejection reasons, there are other reasons for rejection. One of them is that the applicant has not entered their name as per the Aadhaar card name. Then, the application may be rejected under the ‘borrower name does not match’ status. Another is the mismatch in declared income and actual borrower’s income. Mistakes in filling out forms and applying under the wrong income are also other PMAY rejection reasons.
The PMAY or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was launched in 2015 with the aim of providing housing for all. It has an interest subsidy scheme called Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) to cater to the housing needs of various segments including economically weak, low and mid-income groups.
You may visit the PMAY official website
Go to the ‘Search Beneficiary’ section in the top menu
Click on ‘Search by Name’.
Enter Aadhaar No
Your details appear.
If you have applied under the PMAY-Gramin scheme.
Visit the PMAY-Gramin website.
Enter your registration number (you would have received one if your application is accepted).
If your registration number is on the list, you can check all related information.
If you don’t have a registration number, click on ‘Advanced Search’.
Enter details asked in the form and click ‘Search’.
Your name, if present, will show up and you can check further details.