India is divided into 8 PIN code zones. The post office in the country has been allotted a Postal Index Number. It was introduced in 1972. The left first digit of the six digit pin code number represents the zone in the country. The second and the third represent the sub zone and the manner of routing mail the first three digits together indicate the sorting district. The right three digits indicate the post office of delivery within sorting district.
Zone1: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Zone2: Uttarpradesh and Uttaranchal
Zone3: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Zone4: Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.
Zone5: Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Zone6: Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep
Zone7: West Bengal, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura
Zone8: Bihar and Jarkhand
This is useful for many people in different ways. Try to remember it by memorizing it.
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