New Delhi: The Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving quality of education in the state, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Sunday. Also Read - Majboori is Something: CM Thackeray Hints at Re-imposing Lockdown in Maharashtra; Read His Full Statement

The think-tank will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, teachers, parents, retired bureaucrats who have been involved in formulating education policies, NGOs and media covering the education beat, Gaikwad told PTI. Also Read - Social Media Star Death Case: Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Rathod Resigns as Maharashtra Minister

“I plan to start interaction with them from next week. Through personal interaction, I will get to know their experiences. This will help us in coming out with something constructive to upgrade the quality of education in schools across the state,” she said. Also Read - Coronavirus Travel Guidelines: This State Mandates Week-Long Home Isolation For People Coming From Maharashtra, Kerala, MP, Punjab and Chhattisgarh | Key Points

The minister held meetings with officials of the school education department in the last one week to review its functioning and the condition of education being imparted in schools across the state.

Gaikwad, who is from the Congress, was given charge of the department earlier this month after her induction into the Uddhav Thackeray-led Cabinet.

The Shiv Sena and NCP are other allies in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government formed in November last year.