Pin Code or the Postal Index Number is primarily used by the Indian Postal Administration and this national numbering system was first introduced on 15th August 1972. This six digit number is generally included in the address to deliver letters, couriers etc. This series of number is exceptionally important and has various other utilities such as:-
The whole process of mail distribution is handled by this 6 digit code.
It also helps in banking services.
With the help of this useful 6 digit code money order facilities, stamp issuing, or insurance facilities are provided to the people of India.
The Indian postal service is the largest postal network in the world which includes more than 154000 post offices across the country.
India has total eight regional zone pin. One functional zone pin is also included which is only for the India Army. The first digit of this pin code represents your region. The second digit is included for representing the sub-region and the third digit is included for representing the district in a particular region. And the last three digit of this code signifies the individual post offices of a particular district.
As the regions are divided into 4 parts, the first digit of the pin code always varies such as 1 and 2 digit signifies the Northern region, 3 and 4 are for the Western region, 5 and 6 are for the Southern region and 7 and 8 fully belongs to the Eastern region.
The pin code system is exactly the same as US Zip code system. It is planned in such as way that all the mails are received by only one post office and they distribute it among the lower offices within the jurisdiction. These offices also included under the same code.
How does it work?
With the help of this 6 digit code, anyone can locate a specific space very easily. As it has already informed that the 6 digit, Indian pin code number is distinguished into different parts. Through the first number, one can easily identify one’s specific region such as he/ she is from Northern, Western, Southern or Eastern region. With the help of the second digit, the sub-region can be identified and the last three numbers indicate a specific post office. Our country is also divided into 9 PIN regions out of which 8 are geographical region and the 9th zone is for the Indian Army. You will see 2 specific digits for each region as regions are also divided into two parts.
As you know postal code is necessary and has to be mentioned in all the residential and commercial addresses of India. It has a great importance as it is the largest National Number system of India. So if you want to avail the banking or insurance services or want to send or receive mails you have to provide your valid pin code first.