We use PIN number now and then like to locate the exact address without any ambiguity.Well,you use this daily ,but do you know how were they designed ? How they are sorted?
So, to know something about pincode ,go through this article.
Totally , there are 39732 pincodes in India.India has a largest postal network in the world over 1,54,882 post offices.
PIN code is a 6 digit code abbreviated as “postal index number.”This code was introduced by “shriram bhikaji velankar” on 15 August 1972.
This system was introduced to avoid all the ambiguity to send the mails and to sort out the mails easily according to the area.This system made easy to locate the areas around the whole India.It has 9pin zones in which 8 are regional and 9th one is for Army.
To locate the area ,a 6 digit number was given in which
-1 st digit specifies the pin zone.
-2nd digit specifies the regions .
-3rd specifies district .
4,5,6 th specifies post office code.
9 pinzones are :
1-North(Delhi,Haryana,Punjab,Himachal Pradesh,Jammu and Kashmir )
2-North(Uttar Pradesh,Uttaranchal )
3-West(Rajasthan ,Gujarat )
4-West(Maharashtra ,Madhya Pradesh,Chattisgarh)
5-South(Andhra Pradesh ,Karnataka )
7-East(West Bengal,Orissa, Northeastern)
9-APS-Army postal service .
subregion is identified by
First 2 Digits – PINRegion
12 and 13 -Haryana
14 to 16 -Punjab
17 -Himachal Pradesh
18 to 19 -Jammu & Kashmir
20 to 28 -Uttar Pradesh and
30 to 34 -Rajasthan
36 to 39 -Gujarat
40 to 44 – Maharashtra
45 to 49 – Madhya Pradesh and
50 to 53 – Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
56 to 59 -Karnataka
60 to 64 – Tamil Nadu
67 to 69 -Kerala
70 to 74 – West Bengal
75 to 77 -Orissa
79 -North Eastern
80 to 85 -Bihar and Jharkand
90 to 99 -Army Postal Service (APS)
If 500003 is the pincode ,then 5 represents southern region,50 represents Telangana,,500 represents the Rangareddy,003 reprents secundrabad postal area.