India: Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code

Last Modified: Thu Aug 16 2018 17:10:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 15 Aug 1972
    The Postal Index Number or PIN or PIN code introduced in India.
  • 6
    Number of digits in the PIN Code. The first three digits of the PIN represent a specific geographical region called a sorting district that is headquartered at the main post office of the largest city and is known as the sorting office. The fourth digit represents the route on which a Delivery office is located in the sorting district. The last two digits represent the delivery office within the sorting district starting from 01 which would be the GPO or HO.
  • 9
    Number of PIN regions in the country. The first 8 are geographical regions and the digit 9 is reserved for the Army Postal Service.