Membership Norms

To enroll as a Member of the National Council of News and Broadcasting - NCNB, please follow a simple four step process:

  • Fill in the Membership Application Form, as prescribed.
  • Enclose with the Application Form, the documents as per the 'Checklist of Documents'


Membership Categories

There are two categories of membership:

1. Temporary Member
2. Honorary Member
3. Lifetime Member

Admission of Members

The Board is empowered to prescribe the procedure and make regulations from time to time for admission of members and may in their absolute discretion either admit or reject any application for membership of the NCNB and shall not be bound to give reasons for any such rejection.

Commencement of Membership

After approval of the application for membership by the Board, the Secretary General shall notify the same to the applicant in writing to remit the entrance fee, membership subscription and such other levies, as may be decided by the Board from time to time.

In case the aforesaid payment is not made within 7 DAYS of the date of such intimation, such approval shall become void and the application for membership shall be deemed to have been rejected.

The date of admission shall be the date on which the applicant makes payment of aforesaid entrance fee, subscription fee, and other levies. Newly admitted member shall be permitted to enjoy the privileges of a member only from the date of such admission.

Cessation of Membership

A member may, subject to a decision of the Board, cease to be a member of the NCNB:

  • Upon default in payment of subscription and other dues in time
  • Upon a member resigning in the prescribed manner.
  • Upon intimation by NCNB to the member of its disqualification by reason of any representation made or any application, document or statement submitted at the time of application for membership being found to be false, untrue or otherwise un- satisfactory, by the Board,
  • Upon intimation by NCNB of the non-compliance or non - acceptance of any Rule, Regulation or Bye laws of NCNB or any directive of the Board, by the member,


Expulsion/Suspension of Member

If the Board finds that a member is guilty of misconduct or behavior prejudicial to the interests of NCNB, or that the member has refused or neglected or failed to comply with any provisions of these Articles or any Rules or Regulations or Bye-laws or any directives of the Board or its Committee or Sub-Committee or is guilty of such conduct as the Board considers likely to endanger the harmony or effect the character or stability or interest of NCNB or its members The NCNB Central Disciplinary Action Committee , before passing such resolution or order and that the member shall at such meeting and before passing of such resolution or order have had an opportunity to give, orally or in writing, any explanation or defence as it may think fit. The decision of the Chairman/President shall be final. No member suspended or expelled shall be entitled to the refund of subscription or any other fee or levy already paid to NCNB.

Restoration of Membership

A member, who has been expelled shall not be eligible for re-admission for a period of one year from the date of such expulsion and provided that not less than three members in addition to the proposer and seconder concur to the proposal for its re-admission.

In case a member ceases to be a member due to non-payment of membership subscription and other dues, the membership can be restored at any subsequent time on its paying the subscription due and such fee and levy then in force, along with Entrance Fee.

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