Information about your pin code
Pin code stands for postal index number code. Pin code was first used on august 15, 1972 by India post .
India has total nine pin code zones with eight as regional and one as functioning used by Indian Army.
All of nine zones are,
1 - Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh
2 - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
3 - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
4 - Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
5 - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
6 - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
7 - Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
8 - Bihar, Jharkhand
9 - Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO)
What your pin code indicates??
First digit is for region. Sub-region is indicated by second digit , and the third digit defines the district in region where sorting will take place. The last three digits are unique for each post office indicating their individuality.
The geography is indicated by first three digit of your pin code, where first two are assigned to states and third is for the sorting office which is located in the largest city or district of state which may be more than one in each state, depending upon the volume of mail in that region.
Last two digit of your pin code represent the delivery office starting from 01 for HO and it increases with the new office. The sub office (s o) and branch office (B O) are differentiated by these digits.Forth digit of pin code is for the rout on which the delivery office is located , it is 0 for the same office.
BO - Branch offices are located in rural areas with limited services.
Main use of your pin code.
simplify the postal services in India. Pin code is useful against incorrect addresses , similar place names , different languages , during manual sorting of posts.
How your simple pin code helps India post??
When you write post with your pin code , the first two digit will help to reach the GPO general post office which then analyze third digit to reach Head office or sub office . These offices will rout your post to the Branch office which is indicated in last three digits. Now , finally your post is handed over to the post man in your area who will deliver it to you.