NOC – No Objection Certificate. The Essential Document for School’s affiliation to CBSE, ICSE or IB Board

The way a schools acquires CBSE Affiliation by following Two basic steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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 The provision of the NOC was always there but was repealed for for couple of years in between.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.

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

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28 thoughts on “NOC – No Objection Certificate. The Essential Document for School’s affiliation to CBSE, ICSE or IB Board

  • August 26, 2020 at 6:53 am
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    what is the procedure for taking NOC from Maharashtra state government. To whom we have to apply . Online or Offline . If online then what is the Website?
    please help us

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  • February 18, 2020 at 5:07 am
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    Good Morning Sir,
    What is the minimum criteria (mainly land area) for the CBSE affiliation upto Middle school(Class-I to VIII). Please guide me sir.

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    • March 21, 2020 at 2:16 am
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      1.5 Acres / 1 Acres/ 0.5 Acres depending on the location. Read my blog, its all mentioned

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  • June 27, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    What to do to convert the recognition of the UP-board from 6 to 12 to CBSE board?

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    • June 27, 2019 at 8:42 am
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      It will be difficult to get affiliation only for Class 6 to 12, unless you fall into the category of ‘INNOVATIVE SCHOOL’, you can read here about it, but you can certainly go for Switch Over Category as prescribed in the affiliation bye laws, if you have classes beginning from Class I. Kindly go and download the CBSE Bye Laws from http://www.cbseaff.nic.in for the same.

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    • September 23, 2020 at 11:37 am
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      How To Apply For NOC From State Government (Maharashtra) For Starting CBSE School?

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      • October 20, 2020 at 9:04 am
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        To Apply for the NOC, you have to approach the Under Secretary Education Office

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  • March 8, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    How to take noc plz help

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    • March 11, 2019 at 7:38 am
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      To take NOC (No Objection Certificate), you have to apply at the State Education Secretariat, the application for the same will also be sent and marked to the Local District Education Office.
      The application doesn’t have any template or format, you can simply write a Hand-Written Application requesting the NOC (a mandatory requirement for a CBSE School) from the Education Secretary (IAS) who usually sits out of the State Capital. Attach your School’s State Board Affiliation Certificate / Proof to the application.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 5:05 am
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    dear sir,
    i wants to Run a school nursery to 10th standard i have a own land 1.5 acre just guide me what is the document required and first what i have to do to get licence for school

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    • July 30, 2018 at 7:06 am
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      Dear Sanjay, Get in touch with the local District Education Office and apply for State Board Affiliation.

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  • March 18, 2018 at 10:18 am
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    What is role of CLU in cbse affiliation. Is it mandtory for cbse affiliation. Kindly tell as soon as possible

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  • February 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm
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    Sir my School is affiliated to CBSE upto class 10th and than no NOC is required. Now I want to apply for 12th so i want to take NOC or not.
    Please Help

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  • November 8, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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    For affiliation to CBSE, what documents are required. Pls help me. School is in Maharashtra

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    • November 9, 2017 at 6:04 am
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      Dear Ms Kavita,
      The list of documents is all mentioned in my blog, kindly read it here
      For the online Application, following documents are required

      Below are the list of documents required to apply and fill Online Application for CBSE Affiliation:

      [ 1] Land Certificate (in CBSE Format)
      [ 2] NOC and State Recognition ( with Hindi/English Translated copy)
      [ 3] Rent and Lease documents
      [ 4] Affidavits ( Non-proprietary Character of Society/Trust/Company and SMC, No blood relation) – CBSE Format
      [ 5] Society/Trust/Company Registration Certificate
      [ 6] General Information
      [ 7] Financial Position – Three Years Audit Report of School from CA
      [ 8] Student Enrollment of the School
      [ 9] Infrastructure Detail
      [ 10] Teaching Staff
      [ 11] Physical Infrastructure Internal
      [ 12] Facilities – Photos with Pakka Boundary Wall
      [ 13] School Management Committee Details as per CBSE
      [ 14] About school
      [ 15] Police Verification Report – All School Staff including Class IV Staff. (new)
      [ 16] Safety Audit Report from Local Police Department. (new)

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  • June 29, 2017 at 9:32 am
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    sir
    how many classrooms required to start a 12th standard cbse board school if only one section in each class. and how many others rooms required like pricipal office ,staff room and labs.
    thank you

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  • October 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm
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    Sir ours is new school affiliated to the maharashtra govt for class 1 to 12th and we applied for cbse affiliation with all formalities but unfortunately it shows file rejected and the reasons still unknown. We have the best infrastructure with 7 acres of land and all amenities. Will u please help regarding the same
    Thank you.

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    • October 14, 2016 at 9:38 am
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      Dear Sir,
      Kindly call me on +91 70002 40006 or +91 99934 66111. Let us see how things could be worked out.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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    Hello sir i wants to ask you that we have a society and nursery to kg 2 classes are running but sir i wants to continue minimum std1 to 4th but sir we have 1200 sq land sir adviced me that how i improve my school in minimum amount

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    • February 16, 2016 at 9:59 am
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      Dear Arshi,
      I don’t know how to help you. I suggest take a bank’s help or some NBFC to loan you some money to expand your operation, if the concept is good you will be able to repay them in time. Best of luck

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  • January 21, 2016 at 5:49 am
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    Which office has to apply for state noc? And what documents it’s needed?

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    • January 25, 2016 at 7:46 am
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      Education Department of the state. An application and affiliation of the state education board.

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  • May 21, 2015 at 10:39 am
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    Is CLU required for affiliation of a school from State Government?? kindly advise..

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  • April 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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    Our school is founded in 1981 and affiliated to Maharashtra state board. This year our 29th batch of std X students have appeared for board exams.Now we want to get affiliated to CBSE.From which classes we could switch to cbse and can the school have both board in same campus but different building till all state board students complete their std x.We would like your consultation on switching from state board to cbse board.
    Waiting for reply.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm
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    sent you a important mail.

    please check and revert
    thanks

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