Pincode stands for Postal Index Number. It is also known as zip code or area postal code, and it is post office numbering code system used by the postal Department. The PIN code system was introduced in India on 15 August 1972 and the code has six digits, with each of the digits denoting certain area. The system was introduced to simplify manual sorting and mail delivery by eliminating confusion about incorrect addresses, similar place names and various languages used by the public. Interesting! This Is How PIN Codes Are Generated In India. Read the below article to understand how PIN codes were generated in India.
1.First digit of the PIN code indicates the region
- North: 1,2
- West: 3,4
- South: 5,6
- East: 7,8
- Army: 9
2.Second digit of the PIN code indicates the state sub-region
For example 500072; Here the second digit '0' indicates telangana region.
3.There are 9 PIN zones that cover all Indian states and union territories
- Number 1:- Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir.
- Number 2:- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
- Number 3:- Gujrant, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Rajasthan.
- Number 4:- Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.
- Number 5:- Karnatka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.
- Number 6:- Lakshadweek, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.
- Number 7:- Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pardesh, Assam, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Number 8:- Bihar, Jharkhand.
- Number 9:- Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO)
4.Third digit of the PIN code indicates the sorting district within the region
Third digit indicates district. For example 500072, In this case Hyderabad/Rangareddy district(0)
5.The last three digits are assigned to individual post offices
In this case , 500072 it is the KPHB colony postal code . This is how we get all our posts at the right time.