Tatkal ticket booking is an initiative taken by Indian Railways to book ticket for short journeys. This booking can be done online as well as offline with the help of travel agents. During festive season or vacations a lot of discrepancies occur while booking Tatkal ticket, due to which public faces a lot of difficulties so in order to avoid these problems government has done some changes in rules for Tatkal ticket booking in 2018.
In case of RAC/wait listed Tatkal tickets, refund is offered after deducting clerkage fee as per the new rules of Tatkal ticket booking in 2018. However, if your Tatkal ticket is on the waiting list or RAC and it gets confirmed before the making of the final passenger chart than you won’t be given any kind of refund in case of cancellation.