The present barcode system being used by the Department for tracking its shipments is a 13 digit linear barcode as per (Universal Postal Union) UPU standards. The pre-printed linier barcodes are linked to the consignments/shipments/articles at the time of booking. As the delivery PIN code information is not contained in these barcodes, OCR technology is being used at the Automated Mail Processing Centres (AMPCs) of the Department. Can we go for a different barcode structure which may facilitate easy and faster sorting at the AMPCs with higher capacity utilisation of the sorting machines?
Remember that the UPU code is internationally recognised Code!