PNB MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) code is a machine readable code used for processing and clearance of cheques. Punjab National Bank MICR code for Barakala is a 9 digit code, in which first 3 digit represents the city code, next 3 digit to bank code and later 3 digit to branch code. 0 is the MICR code of PNB Bank for Barakala branch. MICR code for Barakala branch includes document type indicator, bank code, cheque number, etc. When a cheque goes for clearing, this code is read by a magnetic reader and then automatically sorted. MICR code for Punjab National Bank Barakala is presented in the table alongside.
The MICR code 0 is used in RBI cheque clearing process to identify the branch Barakala and Punjab National Bank bank for clearing processes. The MICR characters, which are printed using magnetic ink, are passed before a MICR reader. Initially the ink gets magnetized and when it is read, each character produces a unique waveform which can be easily identified. MICR code of PNB Bank is typically in either of these two font’s: E-138 and CMC-7.