Any scheduled caste person between the age of 18 years to 50 years residing in Punjab is eligible to avail loan under this scheme. Under this schemes income limit is Rs.1.00 lacs but at time of considering the loan case of the applicant, his annual income from all sources would be taken into consideration. However, if a prospective beneficiary is otherwise un-employed or intends to start his own business his family income may not be taken into consideration.
Different amounts of loans are advanced depending upon the purpose of the unit to be established. Maximum loan limit is Rs.5.0 lacs,for higher education is Rs.10.00 lacs except Land purchase where maximum limit is Rs.30.00 lacs.
Sources of Funds:-
Share Capital Funds
Period varies according to the kind of the project with monthly,quarterly or half yearly installments with maximum period of repayment of 15 years for land purchase cases.
RATE OF INTEREST:-
Rate of interest upto 50,000/- @ 5% and above 50,000/- @8%. Loans for higher study are interest free upto the income limit of Rs.22000/-. Penal Interest @ 5% is charged for delayed payment/ non-repayment/violation of terms and conditions of loan.
Procedure for taking loan :-
Any Scheduled Caste person desirous of availing loan can apply on the prescribed application form available free of cost from District offices. Application duly attested is to be submitted to the Distt. Offices . Then cases are referred to screening committee for scrutiny .Cases are then sent to the Head Office for sanction . After that cases are sent to District offices for execution of Mortgage Deed. Thereafter payment is made subject to completion of all formalities.