The UT director of school education, Harshinderpal Singh Brar, has called a meeting to emphasize that all schools fall under the purview of the RTE Act, with a focus on EWS admissions for the next academic session. Most schools have submitted information for EWS admissions, except for 10 schools whose participation status from the previous year remains unclear. While the schedule for general admissions is released, the EWS admissions schedule might be delayed due to a matter taken up by the Punjab and Haryana high court. The court has directed Chandigarh schools to provide audited accounts and details about fee collection and EWS admissions in the last five years. The Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) has challenged UT's instructions, citing concerns about inadequate reimbursement for EWS seats, affecting the functioning of private schools. The next hearing is scheduled for December 7.