National Postal Week: 9 – 15 October

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India has the largest postal network in the world. There are more than 1.59 lakh post offices spread across the country of which 90% are in rural areas. There are more than 4.28 lakh letter boxes across the country. There are more than 4.14 lakh employees working in the Indian Postal Department who are engaged in connecting the country.

India Post (Department of Posts) celebrates ‘National Postal Week’ every year from 09 to 15 October. The objective of this Mahotsav is to create wide awareness among the public and media at the national level about the roles and activities of India Post.

As part of the National Postal Week, Postal Life Insurance Day, Banking Day, Business Development Day, Philately Day and Post Office Day are being celebrated by the Department of Posts. Celebrated to focus on the various services provided by the.

                  Date                                 Day               
        9th October              World Post Day      
        10th October              Banking Day      
        12th October              Postal Life Insurance Day      
        13th October              Philately Day      
        14th October              Business Development Day      
        15th October              Mails Day      

Let us know about the importance of postal service

The Department of Posts is playing a major role in the implementation of government schemes by taking advantage of its vast network.

During the widespread disease in the country, these services were the only option to deliver medicines, COVID-19 testing kits and medical parcels to every vulnerable area.

PIN Code System in India: Some Interesting Facts about PIN System of Indian Post

Sriram Bhikaji Velankar, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Communications, introduced the 6-digit PIN system on 15 August 1972.

  • The first digit of the PIN indicates the region.
  • The second digit indicates the sub-region.
  • The third digit indicates the district.
  • The last three PIN digits indicate the code of the post office under which the concerned address falls.

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