Introduction to the Indian Pin Code System

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:-

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.