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Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC

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Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC

Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban
Housing – III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 31.01.2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC- reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Ministry of Finance’s 0M NO. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 on above mentioned subject and to say that interest rebate available to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017.

(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director(IFD)

Authority: www.pcdapension.nic.in

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Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission on migration Of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks’ other Financial Institutions

Migration of Home Loan to Revised HBA – Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission on migration Of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks’ other Financial Institutions

1-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated:31.01.2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission on migration Of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks’ other Financial Institutions – reg.

Kind attention is invited to para 2(viii) of this Ministry’s OM. No. l- 17011/11 (4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11-2017 on the above-mentioned subject regarding fulfilment of extant conditions, extant conditions are clarified as follows.

a) Before granting such House Building Advance. the Head of the Department

i) Should satisfy himself that the home loans were taken by the government employee entirely for purpose of construction / purchase of new house/ flat.

ii) Should ensure that the House Building Advance sanctioned is to tie amount of loan still due to be repaid by the government employee

b) House Building Advance can be availed towards repayment of bank loan taken for the purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat.

C) Employee shall be eligible for grant Of House Building Advance on the date she obtained loans from banks and other financial institutions, irrespective of whether they applied for House Building Advance before raising he loan.

d) House Building Advance fry repayment of loans Shall be granted to the Eligible employees in one lump sum. However, the Government employee shall produce the HBA Utilisation Certificate within one month the date of release of HBA

e) Employee has to satisfy tie other provisions of the House Building Advance Rules -2017.

(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director(FD)

Authority: www.mohua.gov.in

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House Building Advance 2017

House Building Advance 2017

House Building Advance 2017 - Central Government Employees

The Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Following are the salient features of the new rules:

1. The total amount of advance that a central government employee can borrow from government has been revised upwards. The employee can up to borrow 34 months of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 25 lakhs (Rs. Twenty Five Lakhs only), or cost of the house/flat, or the amount according to repaying capacity, whichever is the least for new construction/purchase of new house/flat. Earlier this limit was only Rs.7.50 lakhs.

2. Similarly, the HBA amount for expansion of the house has been revised to a maximum of Rs.10 lakhs or 34 months of basic pay or cost of the expansion of the house or amount according to repaying capacity, whichever is least. This amount was earlier Rs.1.80 lakhs.

3. The cost ceiling limit of the house which an employee can construct/ purchase has been revised to Rs.1.00 crore with a proviso of upward revision of 25% in deserving cases. The earlier cost ceiling limit was Rs.30 lakhs.

4. Both spouses, if they are central government employees, are now eligible to take HBA either jointly, or separately. Earlier only one spouse was eligible for House Building Advance.

5. There is a provision for individuals migrating from home loans taken from Financial Institutions/ Banks to HBA, if they so desire.

6. The provision for availing ‘second charge’ on the house for taking loans to fund balance amount from Banks/ Financial Institutions has been simplified considerably. ‘No Objection Certificate’ will be issued along with sanction order of HBA, on employee’s declaration.

7. Henceforth, the rate of Interest on Housing Building Advance shall be at only one rate of 8.50% at simple interest (in place of the earlier four slabs of bearing interest rates ranging from 6% to 9.50% for different slabs of HBA which ranged from Rs.50,000/- to Rs.7,50,000/-) .

8. This rate of interest shall be reviewed every three years. All cases of subsequent tranches/ installments of HBA being taken by the employee in different financial years shall be governed by the applicable rate of interest in the year in which the HBA was sanctioned, in the event of change in the rate of interest. HBA is admissible to an employee only once in a life time.

9. The clause of adding a higher rate of interest at 2.5% (two point five percent) above the prescribed rate during sanction of House Building Advance stands withdrawn. Earlier the employee was sanctioned an advance at an interest rate of 2.5% above the scheduled rates with the stipulation that if conditions attached to the sanction including those relating to the recovery of amount are fulfilled completely, to the satisfaction of the competent authority, a rebate of interest to the extent of 2.5% was allowed.

10. The methodology of recovery of HBA shall continue as per the existing pattern recovery of principal first in the first fifteen years in 180 monthly instalments and interest thereafter in next five years in 60 monthly instalments.

11. The house/flat constructed/purchased with the help of House Building advance can be insured with the private insurance companies which are approved by Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA).

12. This attractive package is expected to incentivize the government employee to buy house/ flat by taking the revised HBA along with other bank loans, if required. This will give a fillip to the Housing infrastructure sector.

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HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE for Central Government Employees

HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE

Housing Loan for Central Government Employees…

General Rules for HBA :-

The advance granted to all permanent Central Government Employees.

The advance granted, who has completed minimum 10 years continuous service.

The advance granted for construction / purchase of house / plot.

The advance granted for purchase of ready-built house / flats.

The advance granted for buying a plot or flat under Co-operative Schemes.

The advance granted for enlarging existing accommodation.

The advance granted for purchase of houses / flats under Self Financing Housing Schemes and Co-operative Group Housing Schemes.

General Conditions for HBA :-

Employees should not have availed of any loan or advance for the purpose from any other Government sources.

Employee or spouse or minor child should not already own a house.

Cost Ceiling :-

Cost of the house (excluding cost of the land) should not exceed 134 times of the Basic Pay, subject to a minimum of Rs.7.5 lakhs and a maximum of Rs.18 lakhs. (If both husband and wife are working central government services, the pay of both of them will be taken into consideration for calculating the cost ceiling).

Sanction Amount :-

The amount of House Building Advance admisssiable for employees is 34 times of the Basic Pay or Rs.7.5 lakhs or cost of the building or repaying capacity, whichever is least.

RATE OF INTEREST :-

(Note: No interest is chargeable beyond the date of retirement / death of the Government Servant.)

HBA

sanctioned amount

26-7-90 to

15-12-97

16-12-97 to

31-3-2001

1-4-2001 to

31-3-2002

1-4-2002 onwards

Rs. 25,000/-

7.5%

7.5%

6.5%

6%

Rs. 50,000/-

7.5%

7.5%

6.5%

6%

Rs. 75,000/-

9%

9%

8%

7.5%

Rs. 1,00,000/-

9%

9%

8%

7.5%

Rs. 1,25,000/-

10%

9%

8%

7.5%

Rs. 1,50,000/-

10%

9%

8%

7.5%

Rs. 2,00,000/-

11%

11%

10%

9.5%

Rs. 2,25,000/-

11.5%

11%

10%

9.5%

Rs. 2,50,000/-

12%

11%

10%

9.5%

Rs. 5,00,000/-

….

11%

10%

9.5%

Rs. 7,50,000/-

….

12%

11%

10.5%

(Note: The advances carry interest from the date of payment of the first installment and is calculated on the balance outstanding on the last day of each month.)

Income Tax Rebate for HBA :-

Repayment of Principal sum of H.B.A. is exempt u/s 88 of Income Tax Act.

Exemption for Interest portion of HBA is admissible up to maximum of Rs. 1,50,000/-.

If any individual has drawn House Building Loan from any other financial institution, at the end of the year he should obtain a certificate from that financial institution showing repayment of loan details. In that repayment of Principal sum and Interest portion should be clearly mentioned. Accordingly income tax rebate can be taken on principal sum and interest sum.

Interest is calculated on the balance of HBA outstanding on the last day of the month i.e. on the IBB just like calculation of interest on advance for purchase of conveyance, etc.

Interest on H.B.A. is exempt u/s 24(b) of Income Tax Act.

Family Planning Concession for HBA: –

Concessional interest to Central Government Employees for promoting Small Family Norms. – The rate of interest will be half per cent less for an employee who undergoes sterlization.

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Rules for House Building Advance (HBA) for Indian Railway Employees

House Building Advance (HBA) for Indian Railway Employees

HBA is admissible to :

  •  A Permanent railway employee or a temporary Railway employee with 10 years of service.
  •  Officers of all India services (IAS, IPS, IFS) on deputation to the Railways continuously for 6 years.
  •  If both Husband and wife are Railway employees, advance is admissible to any one of them. Where a house-site is owned jointly by husband and wife, amount will be sanctioned only if both agree to mortgage the same to Government.
  • If both Husband and wife are Government Servants, the pay of both of them will be taken into consideration for calculating the ceiling limit.
  • A Railway employee under suspension may be granted HBA on furnishing collateral security in the shape of mortgage bond from two permanent Railway employees.

HBA is granted for the following purposes:

  • Purchase of a plot for construction of a house.
  • Construction of a house on a plot already owned by a Railway employee or jointly with his/her spouse.
  • Enlargement of an existing house.
  • Purchase of a ready built house of flat.
  • Repayment of loan taken from Govt/private sources for constructing a house.

Cost ceiling

  •  134 times pay in Pay Band subject to a minimum of 7.5 Lakh and maximum of 30 Lakhs.

Amount of Advance

  • 34 times the Basic Pay + Grade Pay or Rs. 7,50,000 or the actual cost or repaying capacity whichever is less.
  • For enlargement of an existing house, 34 times the Basic Pay + Grade Pay or Rs. 1,80,000 or the actual cost whichever is less.
  • In case of construction of a house in rural area, the amount of advance is 80% of the actual cost of construction and land.
  • For purchase of plot/land and mount not exceeding 20% of advance in case of single storied and 15% in case of double storied is permitted.

Rate of Interest

Upto Rs. 50,000                 5%

Upto Rs. 1,50,000             6.5%

Upto Rs. 5,00,000             8.5%

Upto Rs. 7,50,000             9.5%

 

  • Penal interest of 2.5% for violating conditions.
  • 0.5% reduction for promoting small family norms.
  • Rate of interest prevalent on the date of release of advance/first instalment shall be applicable.

Recovery

Principal               –    180 months

Interest                 –    60 months

Purchase of land and construct house – The following month of completing construction or 24 months after granting first installment whichever is earlier.

Construction of house – The following month of completing construction or 18 months after granting first installment whichever is earlier.

Source:  Indian Railway Employee

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House Building Advance – Enhancement of ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.15 to Rs.25 lakhs in Tamil Nadu

House Building Advance – Enhancement of ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.15 to Rs.25 lakhs in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Government has decided to increase the ceiling of House Building Advance to its employees from 15 lakhs to 25 lakhs, due to escalation in the cost of land and building materials.

An important abstract order issued from Finance Department of Tamil Nadu on 20.6.2012 regarding enhancement of ceiling of Housing Loan to State Government employees and officers. The Government Order says,  ‘the ceiling on House Building Advance to the Government Servants was lastly revised in the year 2009.

At this distance of time, considering the escalation in the cost of land and building materiel, the Hon’ble Minister for Finance, in the Budget Speech for the year 2012-2013, has announced enhancement of the present House Building Advance ceiling from Rs.15 lakhs to  Rs.25 lakhs to Government Employees. Further, the Government have also considered enhancement of House Building Advance ceiling from Rs.25 lakhs to Rs.40 lakhs to All India Service Officers. The Government after careful examination have decided to enhance the existing maximum ceiling of House Building Advance as above’.

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Foreclosure charges / Pre-payment penalties on Housing Loan

Foreclosure charges / Pre-payment penalties on Housing Loan

Pre-Payment Penality on Home Loans
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its monetary policy, during 2012-13 has announced not to permit banks to levy foreclosure charges/pre-payment penalties on home loan on a floating interest rate basis.
Further, National Housing Bank (NHB) which regulates the Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) have advised them not to levy pre-payment charges on the borrowers where the housing loan is on floating interest rate basis. Further, NHB has also advised the HFCs not to levy any pre-closure charges even where the housing loan is on fixed interest rate basis and the loan is pre-closed by the borrowers out of his own sources.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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