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. The six-digit number is generally included in the address to deliver letters, couriers and other items. This number series is extremely important and has various other uses 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 be provided to Indian citizens.
The Indian postal service is the largest postal network in the world and includes more than 154000 post offices across the country.
India has a total of eight regional zone PIN. One functional zone PIN is assigned exclusively for the India Army. The first digit of this pin code represents your region. The second digit represents the sub-region and the third digit represents the district in a specific region. And, the last three digit of this code represents 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. For example, 1 and 2 digit signifies the Northern region, 3 and 4 the Western region, 5 and 6 the Southern region and 7 and 8 belongs to the Eastern region.
The pin code system is similar to the US Zip code system. It is planned in such a way that all the mails are received by only one post office and they distribute it among the lower offices within its jurisdiction. These offices have the same code.
How does it work?
With the help of this 6 digit code, anyone can locate a specific area with ease.
As it has been made clear that the 6-digit Indian pin code number is divided into different sections, through the first number, one can easily identify one's specific region, which means that you can know if the recipient is located in Northern, Western, Southern or Eastern region of India.
With the help of the second digit, the sub-region can be identified and with the last three numbers, you can identify the specific post office.
India is divided into 9 PIN regions of which 8 are geographical regions and the 9th zone is for the Indian Army. You will notice 2 specific digits for each region since regions are also divided into two parts.
Postal code is a vital aspect of any delivery address and has to be mentioned in all correspondences or courier – this includes both, residential and commercial addresses of India. It has significance being the largest National Number system of India; hence, if you want to avail banking or insurance services or want to send or receive correspondences or courier, you have to provide a valid pin code of the region.
To receive correspondences or courier, ensure the sender mentions the accurate PIN code of your area in the delivery address.
To send correspondences or courier, ensure you mention the accurate PIN code in the delivery address of the recipient.