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					PIN Code and its Structure
          POSTAL INDEX
          NUMBER(PIN)
• Postal Index Number is a 6-digits code
  introduced w.e.f. 15.08.1972.

• It is the last piece of information in the
  address.
  EXAMPLE- PINCODE OF PTC PO 
• 247002- for PTC Sub Post Office

  2= One of the eight regions (North India)

  24=Sub region (UP state)

  247= Revenue district (Saharanpur)

  002=code of delivery PO (PTC SO)
 
    Advantages of PIN
• Simplifies sorting

• Distinguishes places with identical name

• Eliminates the need for transcription

• Helps mechanized sorting

• Increases service efficiency
 
        Importance of First Digit

First      Regio       States Covered
digit   n
1.      Northern   Delhi,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh,J&K,Punjab
2.      Northern   Uttar Pradesh,Uttranchal
3.      Western    Gujarat, Rajasthan
4.      Western    Chhatisgarh,M.P,maharastra
5.      Southern   Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
6.      Southern   Kerala,Tamilnadu
7.      Eastern    Assam, North Eastern,Orrisa,West Bengal
8.      Eastern    Bihar, Jharkhand
Importance of First Two digits
First Two      Postal Circle
digit
11               Delhi
12,13            Haryana
14 to 16         Punjab
17              Himachal Pradesh
18,19           Jammu and Kashmir
20 to 28        Uttar Pradesh & Uttaranchal
30 to 34        Rajasthan
36 to 39        Gujarat
40 to 44        Maharashtra
First Two                               Postal Circle
   Importance of First Two digit
digit
45 to 49                                   Madhya Pradesh &                               
                                            Chhattisgarh
50  To 53                                         Andhra Pradesh
56 to 59                                          Karnataka
60 to 64                                         Tamilnadu
67 to 69                                         Kerala
70 to 74                                         West Bengal
75 to 77                                         Orissa
78                                               Assam
79                                               Northern Eastern
80 to 85                                         Bihar & Jharkhand

				
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