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What PIN (Postal Index Number) Code in India?
India pincode or widely known as Pin is a code in the post office records
or post code system. It is essentially used by India Post, the code contains 6 digits and it is used in
Indian postal administration.
A PIN/Pincode was initiated on 15th August 1972 by Mr Shriram Bhikaji Velankar.
The intention of the system was to abridge the physical delivery and array of mails by decreasing confusion
over incorrect addresses, similar place names and different languages used by the society.
PIN Constituency in India
There are totally 9 PIN constituencies containing 1 functional (for the Army)
and 8 regional zones.6 number Pincode show different things such as 1st number shows the province/region,
2nd sub-region/province, 3rd the categorization district within the region and the last 3 numbers are assigned
to individual post offices.
Indian states and union provinces are enclosed in 9 PIN zones
The 9 PIN zones are in India as below
1. Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir.
2. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
3. Gujarat, Rajasthan, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu
4. Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa
5. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
6. Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Kerala
7. Mizoram, West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Andaman, Manipur, and Nicobar islands, Assam, Meghalaya.
8. Bihar, Jharkhand
9. (FPO) Field Post Office and (APO) Army Post Office.
The 3 numbers of the PIN shows a specific geographical area known as a
collection of district that is based at the chief post office of the leading city and is known as Sorting Office.
A state may contain 1 or more sorting districts supported on the amount of mail administered.
The last 2 numbers shows the delivery office in the organization area
starting from 01 which can be the HO/GPO. The amount of the delivery is taken care sequentially with
big numbers assigned to newer delivery offices. If the sum of mails/posts administered at a delivery point
is too big a new delivery office is set up and the next accessible PIN is assigned.
If 2 delivery offices set up beside one another will have 1st 4 numbers in common.
Every PIN code is traced to only 1 delivery post office that collects
all mails that has to be distributed to 1 or more offices in its authority allocating the same code.
The delivery point can be a GPO (General Post Office)/ HO (Head Office)/ Sub Office (SO) that are chiefly
located in urban regions. The posts/mails collected from the delivery office is sorted and sent to other
delivery points/offices for a different PIN or to one of the main sub offices or divisional offices to get the same.
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