e-tapal portal – an online communication facility – has been launched at the Sub-Collector’s Office in Kovilpatti, K. Vijaya Karthikeyan, Kovilpatti Sub-Collector, said here on Wednesday. After inaugurating the new e-filing system, Mr.Karthikeyan said it was aimed at reducing pendency of files in public interest. He also sought the cooperation of the officials to expedite work on the files and render services to the people. All the files in the distribution register would be uploaded on the portal. Besides, the personal registers of all officials would also be handled through the portal soon. The service was provided through the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The staff at the Sub-Collector’s Office had been trained to handle computers enabled with the portal.