India is a big country with a huge area and each area has a pin code assigned to it. A big exercise was done by the Indian post office and the government of India, in assigning the pin codes to all the areas in India. A systematic approach was followed in achieving these feet. First, it started with identifying the zones, states, then districts, Municipalities, and then the wards. The first two numbers in the Pincode signifies the state.
The below table consists of the statewide Pincode numbers.
|S.No||State||Pincode Starts With|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||744|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||50 - 53|
|5||Bihar||80 - 85|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||396|
|9||Daman and Diu||396|
|12||Gujarat||36 - 39|
|15||Jammu and Kashmir||18 - 19|
|16||Jharkhand||80 - 83|
|17||Karnataka||56 - 59|
|18||Kerala||67 - 69|
|20||Madhya Pradesh||45 - 48|
|21||Maharashtra||40 - 44|
|26||Orissa||75 - 77|
|28||Punjab||16 - 16|
|29||Rajasthan||30 - 34|
|31||Tamil Nadu||60 - 64|
|32||Telangana||50 - 53|
|34||Uttar Pradesh||20 - 28|
|35||Uttarakhand||24 - 26|
|36||West Bengal||70 - 74|
The Pincode is mainly used by the Indian post office or any other courier system in order to identify the delivery location of the package. The customers can also use the Pincode finder tool on the Indian postal department to locate the addressee location and then can mention it in the letter. Then the customer can book the speed post or registered post. The status of both these types of posts can be known using the speed post tracking tool available on the postal website.
The Pincode system was introduced in India in the year 1972. There are a total of 9 PIN zones and out of them, one zone is specially assigned to the Military of India. The below table shows the significance of each digit in the Pincode number.
|1||First Digit||Zone Number|
|2||Second Digit||SubZone/State/Union Territory|
|3||Third Digit||Districts Sorted in Ascending order|
|4||Last Three Digits||Delivery Post Office|
The following table shows the Zones that cover entire India.
|1||Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh|
|2||Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand|
|3||Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|4||Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh|
|5||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana|
|6||Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep|
|7||Odisha, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim|
|9||Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO)|