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Even in this digital era, there is still demand for Snail Mail. One of the key factors on which India Posts relies in for speedy delivery is the Pin Code.
On an analysis, it was noticed that the Supreme Court of India, receives a large number of letters every day. Ways and Means were discussed to reduce the TAT (Turn around Time), without any major technological changes.
The most preferred mode was to create a new dedicated Pin Code for Supreme Court of India.
110 201 was the chosen Pin Code. A Half-day reduction in TAT is expected in the whole process cycle, apart from reducing cost too.
Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice P. Sathasivam and Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, were present on the occasion of the unveiling ceremony at the Supreme Court of India.
It was only in 1972, that the concept of Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in our country.
Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Post Office numbering used by India Post. There are 9 PIN regions in the country. The first 8 are geographical regions and the digit 9 is reserved for the Army Postal Service.
The first digit indicates one of the regions. The first 2 digits together indicate the sub region or one of the postal circles. The first 3 digits together indicate a sorting / revenue district. The last 3 digits refer to the delivery Post Office.
In the near future, all High Courts will have their own customized Pin Codes. India Post plans to allocate customized Pin Codes for bulk receivers of snail mails. Apart for Courts, the other high volume customers are Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Prime Minister’s Office.