Reserve bank of india issued a circular about loan priority of housing loans. In this circular RBI said that any housing loan under or or 20 lakh rupees for hosing come under the priority sector, of which the loan will be given on priority basis. RBI has increased this priority limit to 25 lakhs from the 20 lakh earlier/ Full notification of the reserve Bank of India is as under.
Please refer to paragraph 6.1 of our master circular RPCD.CO.Plan.BC.10/04.09.01/2010-11 dated July 1, 2010 on lending to priority sector, wherein loans up to Rs.20 lakh irrespective of location, to individuals for purchase / construction of dwelling unit per family, excluding loans granted by banks to their own employees are eligible for classification under priority sector.
2. Pursuant to the announcement made by Union Finance Minister in paragraph 44 of the budget for the year 2011-12, it has been decided to increase the above limit from Rs.20 lakh to Rs.25 lakh.
3. The above change will be applicable to housing loans sanctioned on or after April 1, 2011.