Sunday, June 14, 2009

Eight – digit PIN to be used soon

India Post seems to have taken a decision to introduce eight digits PIN CODE instead of the present six, for faster delivery of mails.

India Post is planning to suffix two extra digits in the PIN code to make it more specific. The extra digits will indicate the beat under a Post Office where the letter has to be delivered.

The current PIN code contains details up to the Post Office level. The first digit of the PIN code indicates one of the eight Postal Circles in the country. The second digit indicates the sub-region and the third shows the district code. The last three digits refer to the delivery post office. Now, the two-digit code of the Postman beat will be added so that sorting of letters becomes easier and faster.