What is IFSC Code Explained

Ifsc Code

IFSC The Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) is an alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies a bank-branch participating in the two main electronic funds settlement systems in India: the real time gross settlement (RTGS) and the national electronic funds transfer (NEFT) systems. This is an 11-character code with the first four alphabetic characters representing the bank, and the last six characters (usually numeric, but can be alphabetic) representing the branch. The fifth character is 0 (zero) and reserved for future use. IFSC is used by the NEFT & RTGS systems to route the messages to the destination banks/branches.

IFSC Information

Bank-wise lists of IFSCs are available with all the bank-branches participating in inter bank electronic funds transfer. A list of bank-branches participating in NEFT/RTGS and their IFSCs is available on the website of Reserve Bank of India. All the banks have also been advised to print the IFSC of the branch on cheques issued by branches to their customers.

IFSC CODE EXAMPLE of : Reserve Bank Of India IFSC code for Pad Hyderabad Branch, Hyderabad District, Andhra Pradesh
IFSC code consists of 11 Alpha Numric Characters RBIS0NEFTHY
IFSC codes first 4 character indicate the name of the bank RBIS0NEFTHY
IFSC codes FIFTH (5) character is "ZERO" (0) RBIS0NEFTHY
IFSC codes last SIX (6) character indicate the bank code RBIS0NEFTHY

What is Micr Code Explained

Micr Code

State Bank Of India MICR code for Adb Bhikhiwind, Amritsar, Punjab
MICR code 143002191
Micr codes first 3 Numbers indicate the City of the bank. First 3 digt of POSTAL PIN CODE 143002191
MICR codes next 3 Numbers from FOUR to SIXth (4 to 6) indicate the Bank Code 143002191
MICR codes last THREE (3) Numbers indicate the branch code 143002191

MICR Magnetic ink character recognition (Micr) is a character-recognition technology used mainly by the banking industry to ease the processing and clearance of cheques and other documents. The MICR encoding, called the MICR line, is at the bottom of cheques and other vouchers and typically includes the document-type indicator, bank code, bank account number, cheque number, cheque amount, and a control indicator. The technology allows MICR readers to scan and read the information directly into a data-collection device. Unlike barcodes and similar technologies, MICR characters can be read easily by humans. The MICR E-13B font has been adopted as the international standard in ISO 1004:1995,[1] but the CMC-7 font is widely used in Europe.

MICR Information

The MICR line on a check allows the check information to be automatically read by inexpensive machines. This is the only way that huge numbers of checks can be processed each day

The MICR typeface has only 14 characters in it: the numbers 0-9, and four special symbols- Transit, Amount, On-Us, and Dash. Since MICR has only 14 characters, you can not print an entire check using just this font!

MICR characters are fixed width. Each number or symbol occupies exactly 1/8 of an inch. The actual numbers or symbols themselves have one of 5 different widths, and must be positioned exactly within the fixed character cell. If the numbers or symbols arent positioned correctly, then certain pairs of numbers or symbols will not read correctly.

Where is MICR CODE printed on the CHEQUES

The MICR CODE is found at the line in the bottom of a check encodes three or four separate items. The left most field is usually has the check number in it. The Second field is the MICR CODE wich ends with the symbol Micr Code Symbol .

The next area (to the right) is the Transit field. This identifies the bank or institution. Next, (to the right), is the On-Us field, which is usually the business or persons bank account number. Finally, the right most area, which appears blank when the check is printed, is the Amount field. The check amount is filled in by the bank or another processing authority.

MICR code consists of 9 Numric Characters at the bottom the cheque next to the Cheque Number field. With the following symbol at the end of its field. Micr Code Symbol
Micr codes example on the cheque leaf. Micr Code Example 1
Micr Code example 2 on the cheque leaf Micr Code Example 2