Pin Code

Pin code full form Postal Index Number  (PIN), or sometimes redundantly a PIN code, zip code refers to a six-digit code no in the indian postal code system used by India Post.


PIN system was introduced on 15 August 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, after independence an additional secretary in the Union Ministry of Communications by indian government.

Pin Code is a unique code number to the particular area, town, city district etc. This code is permanent code number to the area or town or district and it's regulated by government of India.

In our country india all about 1,60,000 pin code exist in the 29 state's. Pin code is not for only exist in india all over the world every country, every stats, every district, all the area government made a unique number that's called pincode or zip codes.

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Pin Structure

6 digit pin code of india the first digit of a PIN indicates the zone, the second indicates the sub-zone, and the third, combined with the first two, indicates the sorting district within that zone.

The final three digits are assigned to individual post offices within the sorting district. It's the hole structure in the indian pin code number.

Postal Zone

Postal zone is a code to find easily the area or divided indian states in a zone and all pin code first digit indicate the zone. They are nine Postal zone in india:

PIN Code First Digit Zone
1 delhi, Haryana, Panjabi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Laddakh, Chandigarh
2 Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
3 Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar haveli
4 Maharashtra, Goa, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
5 Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
6 Tamilnadu, Kerala, Paducherry, Lakshadweep
7 West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
8 Bihar, Jharkhand
9 Army Post Office (APO), or Filled Post Office (FPO)

Delivery System

Each PIN is mapped to exactly one delivery post office which receives all the mail to be delivered to one or more lower offices within its jurisdiction, all of which share the same code.

The delivery office can either be a General Post Office (GPO), a head office (HO), or a sub-office (SO) which are usually located in urban areas.

The post from the delivery office is sorted and routed to other delivery offices for a different PIN or to one of the relevant sub-offices or branch offices for the same PIN. Branch offices (BOs) are located in rural areas and have limited postal services.

Indian post office delivered courier help to the pin code, many courier company depend in pin code numbers for delivering a right address or right coustomer.

PIN Code Helps

This unique number helps to divided the particular area or easily find any area, district or many more things. this mordan age technology are growing up every day and the postal index number (pin code) help the technology there example is ecommerce company Amazon, Flipkart, Mintra, easily find the delivery address to the pin code numbers.

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All India Pin code List in Excel

If you want to download all indian 1,62,000 pin codes and post offices so we are providing a Downlaoad link under below click this link and download a excel sheet provide all indian pin code.

Popular FAQs

1. How do I find my PIN code?

Simple Visit official website for indian post or search in google.

2. Is zip code and PIN code same?

Pin code is a postal index number code it's the post office numbering code system and the zip code is a area postal code. But some time we using both same.
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