Postal Code of India is Postal Index Number (PIN) code. PIN code is also known as Zipcode or area postal code. Pin code is the post office numbering code method used by India's postal service, India Post.
PIN (Postal Index Number)orPostal Code of India is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering by India Post. The PIN was arranged on August 15, 1972. Indian Post divides 9 PIN regions in India depend on geographical location and Army Postal Service.
The 1 to 8 Digit divides by geographical regions, and the digit 9 is reserve for the Army Postal Service.
The first digit indicates one region.
The second digit indicates the sub-region or one postal circle (States).
The third digit indicates a sorting/revenue district.
The last 3 digits relate to the delivery Post Office.
Postal Code of India History
The PIN code orPostal Codemethod was started on August 15, 1972, by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, an additional secretary in the Union Ministry of Communications. The rule was introduced to simplify the manual sorting and delivery of mail by eliminating confusion over incorrect addresses, related place names, and various public languages.
Postal Code of India format
The first digit of a PIN code indicates the zone within India.
The second digit of a PIN indicates the sub-zone, and
The third joined with the first two, shows the sorting district within that zone.
The final three digits are allocated to specific post offices within the sorting community.
|First Digit||Region||State Covered|
|1||Northern||Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh|
|2||Northern||Uttar Pradesh andUttarakhand|
|3||Western||Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|4||Western||Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh|
|5||Southern||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka|
|6||Southern||Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep|
|7||Eastern||West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim|
|8||Eastern||Bihar and Jharkhand|
Army Postal Service (APS), Field Post Office (FPO)
Postal Code of India Zone Base
There are nine postal zones in India. Eight regional zones and one operative zone that is reserve for the Indian Army Post. The first digit of a PIN code shows the zone and is designated over the 9 zones as below The third digit of a PIN combined with the first two digits represents a specific geographical region except for the Army Pincode's operative zone.
The third digit of a PIN combined with the first two digits represents a specific geographical region except for the Army Pincode's operative zone.
|18-19||JK, LA||Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh|
|20-28||UP, UT||Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand|
|396210||DD||Daman and Diu|
|396||DN||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|744||AN||Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|90–99||APS||Army Postal Service|
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