Chhattisgarh government is soon going to launch Shri Lalit Surjan Sanchar Pratinidhi Awas Rin Byaj Anudan Yojana. Under this housing scheme for journalists, the CG state govt. will provide 5% interest subsidy per month and housing loans up to Rs. 30 lakh for five years. This scheme will be effective for purchasing houses after April 1, 2023 and only Journalists in Chhattisgarh can apply for the same.
In the Chhattisgarh government statement, it is mentioned that “Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel cabinet committee has decided to provide relief to the journalists. The scheme will be known as ‘Shri Lalit Surjan Sanchar Pratinidhi Awas Rin Byaj Anudan Yojana’. It is a pledge taken by the Chief Minister while presenting the budget for the financial year 2023-24”.
The Gazette notified scheme states that it will be given only on residential loans, and the house to be purchased should be built within the state of Chhattisgarh.
About Shri Lalit Surjan Sanchar Pratinidhi Awas Rin Byaj Anudan Yojana
|Name of Scheme||Shri Lalit Surjan Sanchar Pratinidhi Awas Rin Byaj Anudan Yojana|
|in Hindi||श्री ललित सुर्जन संचार प्रतिनिधि आवास ऋण ब्याज अनुदान योजना|
|Type of Scheme||Housing loan scheme for journalists|
|Loan Amount||Rs. 30 lakhs|
|Time Duration of Loan||5 years|
|Rate of Interest Subsidy||5%|
|Interest Subvention Type||Monthly|
|Who are Covered||Journalists|
|Time frame for Scheme||Journalists who have purchased houses after April 1, 2023 would be eligible|
|Govt. Order Issuing Date||26 September 2023|
Who are Eligible for श्री ललित सुर्जन संचार प्रतिनिधि आवास ऋण ब्याज अनुदान योजना
Full-time and part-time journalists working in the editorial branch of registered news agencies, editors of news portals, and independent journalists fulfilling the qualifying conditions of the preference rules and residing in Chhattisgarh for a minimum of 5 years will be eligible to benefit from the scheme, if taken in the joint name of himself or his wife
It will be applicable only to one housing loan. If any journalist transfers the house already owned by him or his wife to his minor or adult child and owns a new house, he will not benefit from the scheme. In the event of default, the eligibility for the benefit of the scheme will automatically terminate.
Documents Required for CG Home Loan Subsidy Scheme for Journalists
To be eligible for the scheme an affidavit has to be submitted that there is no residential building in the name of the applicant, his wife, dependent son, or daughter. Reimbursement of interest subsidy will be done quarterly. A committee of senior officers in the Directorate will make recommendations for the approval of interest subsidies. The committee will include the Commissioner/Director, Public Relations Directorate, Additional Director (Journalist Welfare), Additional Director (News), and Deputy Director/Joint Director (Finance).