Golden Jubilee of PIN Code

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The Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan has released Commemorative Postage Stamp on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of PIN Code, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 12 October 2022.

Important facts

  • He also launched the e-Passbook. It will provide the following services -

No need to visit the Post Office to print the Passbook or to know the balance.

It will save a lot of manual work.

No need to have a separate Mobile Banking app.

Simple and user-friendly webpage.

  • On this occasion he launched 'PLI Mobile Training App' to provide online training. The app contains training material in audio/visual mode.

What is PIN code or a Postal Index Number?

  • In India it is a six-digit numeric code in the Indian Postal system. 

  • It was started on 15 August 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji, the then Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Communications.

  • It is used by India Post for the numbering of the post office or post code system.

  • In its 6 digits code the first digit reflects the region, the second digit reflects the sub-region, the third digit reflects the district and the last three digits represent the post office code.

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