Tatkal E-Ticket can only be canceled if it is Not Confirmed. No money will be refunded on canceling the Confirmed Tatkal Ticket as per Indian Railways Cancellation new rules. But for Contingent and waiting listed Tatkal ticket, Cancellation is allowed and the money will be refunded after deduction the charges as per Railway Rules.
As all of you know that at least one passenger Identity Card details are required to book the Tatkal Ticket then there could be any possibility on Cancellation of the Tatkal Ticket lets discuss it.
Suppose 3 people have booked the Tatkal Ticket together with the one PNR Number generated then:
Can you cancel the reservation for 1 passenger only?
The answer is Yes, this is well known as Partial Cancellation of Tatkal E-Tickets but there is some restriction on this too these are -
If you are going to cancel a reservation only for the Passenger who has given their ID Card details (at the time of booking) then you can not cancel the ticket Partially if no other passenger ID Card details were entered at the time of booking. In simple word, at least one person should be traveling with the booked Ticket.
In case if, Ticket is booked for 3 passengers together with the one PNR Number but only one person ID Card details were entered at the time of booking the:
Can you cancel the reservation only for the passenger who entered their ID Card details?
The answer is No, if you are going to do the Partial Cancellation of Tatkal E-Ticket for the passenger whose ID Card details were entered at the time of booking then Ticket will be canceled for all the passengers on that E-Ticket, Partial Cancellation is not allowed in this case.
Cancel Tatkal E-Ticket Online
Canceling the Tatkal Ticket is same as Normal Ticket Cancellation please have a look at this link
But we have explained it again here for your convenience:
Step1: Log Into Your IRCTC Account.
Step2: Click On Cancel Ticket Link
Click On Cancel Ticket Link
Step3: This screen will show all the booked Active tickets to you. Select the Tatkal Ticket to be cancelled from Booked Ticket section and click on Cancel Ticket button.
For any Query, post your comment in comment section of this post we will try our best to solve your query.
More details about E-Ticket cancellation you can visit the main IRCTC Terms at this link