What is Postal Code?

Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering used by India Post. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972. There are 9 PIN regions in the country. The first 8 are geographical regions and the digit 9 is reserved for the Army Postal Service.

In six digits of the postal code, first one denotes the region. When added second digit, it represent the postal circle. When added the third digit, it represent the sorting / revenue district. And the last three digits out of six refer to the delivery Post Office.

With more than 1,50,000 post office branches and more than 5,00,000 employees, India Post is largest postal network in the world. India Post not only serves postal services but also offers various business and financial solutions like corporate account, logistic solutions, saving account, mutual funds, forex services, insurance schemes, various remittance services, payment banks services, online stamps selling and much more.

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