IFSC Code means Indian Financial System Code. It is used in NEFT and/or RTGS fund transfer transactions to identify the the bank Account's Bank and Branch details in a unified manner.
IFSC code is a 11 character Alpha Numeric Code assigned to each BANK;s branch in India by RBI. This Code will have first 4 Characters as Alphabets which indicates the BANK name and these 4 characters will be assigned by RBI. Remaining 7 characters are usually numeric but can be alphabetic. These IFSC codes are widely used in India to transfer the money through NEFT and RTGS. You can easily find the IFSC Code on your cheque book below the branch details.
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MICR means Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, a technology used to identify the Cheques in clearing system in order to process them faster.
MICR code in specific type phase, specific font size, and also at a fixed place in cheque us printed. MICR code is a 9 digit code that is printed in Magnetic ink by which the respective Bank and branch can be identified by scanning the cheque atthe magnatic printed area, especially in Electronic Clearing System (ECS).
ISD code means unique international subscriber dialing (ISD) code of each contry that are prefixed for telephone subscribers in the Internation Tele Communication Union (ITU).
Country calling codes are prefixes and a component of international telephone numbering plan and becomes mandatory when calling from one country/nation to another contry/nation. These are prefixed before the actual telephone number and usually, start with (+) and followed by country code, followed by the respective telephone number.
Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) codes, or those seemingly arbitrary pre-fixes attached to Indian landline numbers, play a crucial role in facilitating seamless domestic telephone communication. In essence, these alphanumeric sequences function as unique identifiers assigned to specific cities or geographical areas within India.
Consider these codes the digital passports of Indian cities, each possessing a distinct code that distinguishes it from others. Just like you introduce yourself with your name, when making a domestic phone call, you preface the actual phone number with the corresponding STD code. Take the bustling metropolis of Bangalore, for instance. Its designated STD code, '080', acts as its identifying mark on the vast telephonic map of India.
The introduction of STD codes marked a transformative shift in Indian telephony. Prior to its implementation, long-distance calls required the assistance of human operators, a process often fraught with delays and inconveniences. However, with the advent of STD codes, the power of direct, operator-free dialling was bestowed upon the masses, revolutionizing domestic communication for the better.
Furthermore, the length of an STD code often serves as a subtle indicator of the city's urban landscape. Major metropolitan centers, like Mumbai with its succinct '022' code, tend to boast shorter identifiers, while smaller towns and rural areas may utilize slightly longer codes for distinction. However, irrespective of their length, all STD codes faithfully stand sentinel before the actual phone number, paving the way for your call to reach its intended destination.
.A Postal Index Number in India is usually reffered as PIN Code (PIN)
In a nation as diverse and vast as India, where myriad languages intertwine, logistical challenges abound. One such challenge lay in accurately and efficiently handling mail across the country. To overcome this, on August 15th, 1972, the Postal Index Number (PIN) code system was born.
Conceived by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar, then Additional Secretary to the Union Ministry of Communications, the PIN code system revolutionized mail sorting. Prior to its implementation, addresses relied heavily on written language, prone to misinterpretations due to India's linguistic tapestry. The six-digit PIN code, however, transcended these barriers, serving as a uniform language understood by all postal offices.
The system divides India into nine postal zones, each represented by the first digit of a PIN code. The subsequent digits further drill down to specific sorting districts and individual post offices. This hierarchical structure streamlines mail routing, ensuring swift and accurate delivery across the nation.