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PIN Code Details
PIN Code or the Postal Index Number refers to the numbering of the post office or the postcode system that is used by the Indian Post. This system of numbering was introduced on August 15, 1972, in order to simplify the sorting and manual delivery of mail based on the PINs. it helps in avoiding any kind of confusion related to the addresses and names of the similar places that are used by the public. It facilitates the efficient transfer of mails, posts and parcels.
Structure of the Pin Code
The Pin Code consists of six digits divided into three parts. Each part has its own significance, that makes each of the PIN Code different from the others.
- The first digit of the pin code indicates the region or the zone in which the post office is located.
- The second digit represents the subregion of the post office.
- The third digit depicts the district of the post office.
- The last three digits along with the first three signify the individual post offices within the districts.
Features of the Pin Code
- The Pin Codes give exact details about the location of the post offices in a particular district.
- Each and every geographical region is assigned a specific pin code which differs from the other.
- Each pin code is assigned to one delivery post office that receives the mails and distributes it to the areas within its jurisdiction.
Example of the Pin Code
To make you understand better how the pin codes help in preventing any kind of confusion and gives a lot of details to the post offices can be determined clearly through an example. For example, if the pin code of a particular region is 500072 then it gives the following details.
- The digit 5 indicates the Southern region.
- 50 together indicates Telangana.
- 500 depicts the district of Rangreddy.
- The last three digits 072 indicates the KPHB colony post office in that area.
In this, the various postal departments sort the different addresses and send it to the correct post office and avoid any kind of problems or confusions.
Importance of the PIN Code
In India, there are a lot of similar names or related names of the places due to which the posts or emails are often delivered to the incorrect addresses. The PIN Code helps in segregating the similar names and addresses and allows the post offices to deliver the post to the correct address. The use of PinCodes also helps in efficient and quick delivery as the individual does not have to move from one place to another finding the addresses as they can easily decode it from the various pins.
Today, almost each and every parcel has a pin code written on it. Moreover, it has become a necessity as there have been a lot of instances of improper deliveries which has led to the displacement of the parcels. Thus people now prefer to write their pin codes so that their parcels can reach the correct place safely without any problems.