India's postal code
The system used by India Post, India’s postal service, is called Postal Index Number (Pin code). The PIN code of India is a unique identification number assigned to each individual by the post office. It's also known as Zipcode or area postal code, and it's the country's primary way of identifying people through their addresses.
The PIN Code framework was presented in India by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, who had filled in as an extra secretary in the Union service of interchanges. Its execution started on August 15, 1972, to simplify the sorting of mails, speeding up mail transmission and delivery.
The demand for such a system was highlighted by the ambiguity caused due to the duplication of names across the country, several languages to write addresses, and diverse techniques in which a location's name could be spelled. In Tamil Nadu, names like Mettur and Attur are pretty popular. Mail carriers in Tamil Nadu use PIN codes to deliver letters to the correct individuals.
It is made up of six digits, each of which has a special significance.
What is 6 digit Zip Code of India?
The first digit of the PIN indicates the region. There are 9 PIN regions in India, with the first 8 representing geographic areas and nine being utilized by the army postal service.
Northern region - 1,2
Western region - 3,4
Southern region - 5,6
Eastern region - 7,8
Army postal service - 9
The second digit in the PIN code refers to a sub-region.
First two digits together
As a result, the first two digits of the PIN identify a specific circle. The list is as follows:
11 - Delhi
12 and 13 - Haryana
14 to 16 - Punjab
17 - Himachal Pradesh
18 to 19 - Jammu & Kashmir
20 to 28 - Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal
30 to 34 - Rajasthan
36 to 39 - Gujarat
40 to 44 - Maharashtra
45 to 49 - Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
50 to 53 - Andhra Pradesh
56 to 59 - Karnataka
60 to 64 - Tamil Nadu
67 to 69 - Kerala
70 to 74 - West Bengal
75 to 77 - Orissa
78 - Assam
79 - North Eastern
80 to 85 - Bihar and Jharkhand
90 to 99 - Army Postal Service (APS)
The third digit in the PIN code shows the arranging area inside a locale.
Last Three Digits
The final three digits represent the district's post office.
India is divided into nine postal zones, counting eight provincial zones and one useful zone (for the Indian Army). The principal digit of a PIN shows the zone and is assigned over the nine postal zones.
How Many Postal Codes are there in India?
|Union Territories and States||District||Post Office|
|ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS||3||102|
|DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI||1||39|
|DAMAN AND DIU||2||20|
|JAMMU AND KASHMIR||18||1,684|
Total Post Offices in India - 154,797
Postal Network of India
|TOTAL POST OFFICES||154,797|
The primary PIN code for a particular region is assigned to exactly one delivery post office that receives all of the mail intended for delivery to one or lower offices within its jurisdiction, all of which have the same code. A delivery office is a General Post Office (GPO), Head Office (HO), or Sub Office (SO) that is often found in cities. The delivery office's message is handled and distributed to other delivery offices, either for a different PIN or the same one. Branch offices (BO) are found in rural regions with limited postal services.
Ms Rajaram S/O Amirthalingam
32 Shyam Nagar, MG Road
Rasipuram, Near Samundi Theatre