Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Postal Index Number Code

Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration. PIN stands for Postal Index Number and the code is 6 digits long. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972.

There are nine PIN zones in India, including eight regional zones and one functional zone. The first digit of the PIN code indicates the region in which a given post office falls in. The second digit indicates the sub-region, and the third digit indicates the sorting district within the region. The final three digits are assigned to individual post offices.
The nine PIN zones cover the Indian states and union territories as follows:

      1 - Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir(including Pakistan-administered Kashmir), Chandigarh
      2 - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
      3 - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
      4 - Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh
      5 - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
      6 - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep
      7 - Orissa, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
      8 - Bihar, Jharkhand
      9 - Army Post office(APO) and Field Post office(FPO)

First 2/3 Digits of PINPostal Circle
12 and 13Haryana
14 to 15Punjab
17Himachal Pradesh
18 to 19Jammu & Kashmir
20 to 28Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
30 to 34Rajasthan
36 to 39Gujarat
40 to 44Maharastra
45 to 48Madhya Pradesh
50 to 53Andhra Pradesh
56 to 59Karnataka
60 to 64Tamil Nadu
67 to 69Kerala
682Lakshadweep (Islands)
70 to 74West Bengal
744Andaman & Nicobar Islands
75 to 77Orissa
79Arunachal Pradesh
793, 794, 783123Meghalaya
80 to 85Bihar and Jharkhand
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