The interest subvention scheme has been liberalized with effect from FY 2011-12 by extending it to housing loans up to Rs.15 lakh where the cost of the house does not exceed Rs.25 lakh. The Scheme has since been extended by Government of India and will remain in force up to March 31, 2013.
A Budgetary provision of Rs. 400.00 crore has been made under the Scheme for the year 2012-13 by Government of India.
The National Housing Bank is the sole Nodal Agency for implementation of the Scheme for Scheduled Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks and Housing Finance Companies.
All SCBs are advised to implement the Scheme vigorously, submit their claims to NHB expeditiously and extend the benefits of the Scheme to all eligible borrowers / beneficiaries. SCBs are further requested to give wide publicity to the Scheme.