ATL Sarthi

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NITI Aayog recently launched ATL Sarthi, a comprehensive self-monitoring framework to strengthen the ever-growing ecosystem of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).

About ATL Sarthi:

  • ATL Sarthi will enable the Atal Tinkering Labs to be efficient and effective. 
  • The initiative has four pillars ensuring the performance enhancement of ATLs through regular process improvements like
    • MyATL Dashboard: It is a self-reporting dashboard.
    • Compliance SOPs: For schools to ensure financial and non-financial compliance
    • Cluster-based Approach: On-ground enablement of ATLs in collaboration with relevant local authorities.
    • Performance-Enablement (PE) Matrix: It provides ownership to schools to analyze their performance

What is Atal Innovation Mission?

  • It was set up by the Central Government in 2016.
  • Objectives:
    • To promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.
    • To provide a platform for and establish collaboration opportunities for various stakeholders.
    • To act as an umbrella structure, encompassing and overseeing the entire innovation ecosystem of the country.
  • Implementing Agency: NITI Aayog

What are Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL)?

  • It is an initiative to promote creativity and innovation in the minds of school children.
  • Under this initiative Children as young as 12 years of age gain access to technological innovation.
  • The concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are taught through various tools and equipment of the like.
  • Financial aid of Rs. 20 lakh is given to each school.
  • This includes a one-time establishment cost of Rs. 10 lakh and an operation cost of Rs. 10 lakh over a period of five years.


Q1) What is innovation?

Innovation is a process by which a domain, a product, or a service is renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes, introducing new techniques, or establishing successful ideas to create new value.

Source: Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL Sarthi