Pin Code of India
|ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS||3||102|
|DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI||1||39|
|DAMAN AND DIU||2||20|
|JAMMU AND KASHMIR||18||1,684|
|TOTAL POST OFFICES||154,797|
Postal Network of India
Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN 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. Each PIN code maps one single, unique delivery post office in the India Post network.
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. The first digit indicates one of the regions. The first 2 digits together indicate the sub region or one of the postal circles. The first 3 digits together indicate a sorting / revenue district. The last 3 digits refer to the delivery Post Office.
Each PIN code 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 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 (BO) are located in rural areas and have limited postal services.
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