Pin code is nothing but POSTAL INDEX NUMBER or pin or the usual name pin code used by postal department of India for numbering the postal areas and postal coverage in India. The code is six digital in length and is not been changed for many years or further improvised.
There are nine postal zones in India with eight regional zones split based on the land men of India and one army zone allocated for communication in the army and army men. The first digit indicates the region, second digit the sub region and third indicates the sorting district in the region and sub region. The last three digits indicates the post office.
Pin Code Meaning - All India Postal Office PinCode List Details
The first three digits of the pin code represent a specific geographical region namely a sorting district which has the headquarters at a main post office of the largest city is the sorting district. The headquarter of the sorting district is called as the sorting office. Each and every state in India many have more than one sorting district based on the volume of the cargo handled the sorting region. The fourth digit of pin code denotes the route on which a delivery office is located in the sorting district. The value of the fourth digit of pin code is 0 for post offices in the core area of the sorting district. The last two digit denote the delivery office falling under the sorting district starting form 01 which would be the GPO (or) HO. The numbering of the delivery office is done chronologically with higher number assigned to the upcoming delivery offices. If a delivery office handles heavy amounts of cargo, a newly delivery office is established and the next Chronological pin code is allocated. Hence, any two delivery offices located next to each other will have first four digits in common and only the last four digits changed. Every pin code of Indian postal system is connected to exactly one delivery post office which receives all the mails delivered to one or more low level post offices within its control all of whom store the same pin code. All GPO, HO and sub offices can be delivery offices which are usually placed in URBAN area.
List of All Pin code information state wise
- Andaman And Nicobar Islands
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Dadra And Nagar Haveli
- Daman And Diu
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu And Kashmir
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
As said earlier, India has nine postal zones and the postal zones are listed below:
- Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh
- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
- Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
- Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
- Bihar, Jharkhand
- Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO)
Indian Post Office Statistics, Ministry and Revenue/ Profits Description
Ministry of telecommunication and IT heads the Indian postal department. Honourable minister Mr. Ravishankar Prasad heads the ministry with his departmental secretaries of Indian postal department. Indian postal department with the help of the pin code handles letter post, parcel services, EMS, delivery, freight forwarding, third party logistics, cash money order and fund saving services. Apart from the Indian postal department, pin codes are used by all private cargo and carrier companies to despatch their goods. Pin code forms is one and only unilateral medium of physical communication for a person and his belongings. Anyone in India with a valid address will also hold valid pin code. Hence, pin code forms a primary source for communication movement in India. In the age of technology advancement even there are services and goods that are to be reduced physically with the help of human intervention. Pin code by any chance helps people of India to carry their physical goods movement. On an average about 1, 00,000 to 10, 00,000 Indians search for pin code related information on the internet. Indian postal department employs around 1.9 lakh people to deliver at 1.5 lakh pin codes spread all over the nation of India. Almost there are 1.5 lakh post offices in India, which is somehow equal to the number of pin codes for the nation of India. Every year, Indian government makes a step of 0.5% to 1% increase in the revenues made from the postal department.