The Indian Pin code or the Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in August 12 for the purpose of simplifying the system of mail and letter delivery. The system of pin codes was introduced by Mr. Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, so that the system of sending and receiving mails and other documents over the post becomes easy.
The PIN code is a number system that represents the region, sub-region and the district of a particular place so that there is no confusion in the addresses, names and also the language in which the address is written. The PIN code is a 6 digit number and each number represents the region, district, etc. of the place. In 1972 the Indian Pincodes system was introduced and since then the PIN is a must for all residential, commercial and other addresses.
The widespread national number system was introduced so that the process of locating place in the country could be made easy and the country’s postal system can work efficiently. Sending parcels, letters, and other things to the different parts of the country was very difficult before the introduction of the Indian Pincodes system. The PIN code makes sure that all the items sent from one part of the country reaches the correct destination without any confusion.
The Pin system was started as a number system where the pin was a code. Each digit in the umber represented a particular place. In this system the country was divided into zones. There were 8 regional zones and one functional zone. The regional zones included the states of north, south, east and west. The functional zone was for the Indian Army.
In this system the PIN code has six digits from which the first digit represents the region, the second region showcases the sub-region, the third digit represents the district and the last three number indicates the individual post offices of that district. So with these individual representations of each of the digit the areas which the particular PIN belongs to can be located easily. The Indian Pin code system is the world’s largest postal network, connecting the whole of the Indian sub-continent.