How to find PIN codes in India
Basically, PIN stands for Postal Index Number. It is a kind of numerical cipher assigned to post offices. The Indian postal system uses these numbers in the postal code system. It helps to identify the particular location where a letter or shipment will be delivered.
If we stick to the pages of history, we will see that the Pin Code system was started on August 15, 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, Additional Secretary of the Union Ministry of Communication. It was introduced to simplify manual sorting and mail delivery by eliminating confusion about wrong addresses, similar place names, and different languages used by the people of the country.
For better management, 9 PIN zones have been created in India. In addition, it contains eight regional zones and a functional zone for the Indian army.
Important fact: Today, there are 1.54 lakh post offices in India.
PIN code understood with precision of six digits. The first digit indicates the region. The second digit shows the sub-region and the third digit indicates the ranking district within the region. The last three digits are assigned to the individual post office. Of the last 3 digits, the last two digits represent the delivery office within the classification district starting from 01, which would be the GPO (General Post Office) or HO (Central Office) or SO (Sub-Office).
The PIN represents a specific geographic region called a classification district. It is
based in the main post office of the largest city. The office is also known as the sorting office. The fourth digit represents the route on which a delivery office is located in the sorting district. 0 is for offices in the central area of the sorting district. The list of PIN codes by state is also available on the web.
Nowadays, it is much easier to locate your nearby post office. There are web portals where you can browse and search the PIN code of any state or city in India. The process is very simple where you can perform a search based on your location, address or pin code. You will get a huge Directory of India PIN codes where you can press the drop down button and a list of union states and territories will open. You will then be asked to select the city, followed by the city. Once you click the search button, the post office details and PIN code will appear.