The way a schools acquires CBSE Affiliation by following Two basic steps
- Get Recognition from the State Board – Usually the entire process is online, and this basically means the school is qualified to operate as a school.
- Get NOC from the State – The No Objection Certificate is an essential document which is required if a school is looking to get affiliated with any other board like CBSE, CISCE or IB Board.
Why is NOC required
School Education is a State Subject (like Police, Land Revenue etc), hence any school operating will have to follow the law of the land i.e State. To ensure State Govt objectives, respect to the local culture and traditions, Holidays, RTE and other state mandate are properly carried out the state govt gives a NOC to the Board (CBSE/ CISCE/ IB). It basically states that the Govt has no objection in case the school adopts another board. The provision of the NOC was always there but was repealed for for couple of years in between. In January 2017, CBSE brought back the No Objection Certificate requirement for schools to apply for CBSE Affiliation. Getting an NOC is a time taking procedure also it could involve complexity owning to red tape.
This is what a usual NOC looks like, I am taking a publicly displayed NOC on the website of the school by the OOTY School SF.No 992/1B3A, Onnipalayampudhur, Karamadai To Airport Road, Coimbatore – 641 019. (https://www.theootypublicschool.com/noc/)
Different states have different ways of issuing NOC, let us try to search and find the procedures from different states.
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