Shack Policy 2012 – 2013 on the Coastline of Goa

The Goa beach shack policy has been approved from 2013 until 2016. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar announced that 90% shacks will be allowed for 3 yrs.

Parulekar has asserted that 60% of the 350 shacks allotted on government beaches will be given to those with experience of 7 years and above for a period of 3 years. While 20% of shack licences for the same duration will be allotted to those with experience of 4 to 6 years. While 10% of shack licences will be given to those with experience of 1 to 3 years and 10% shack licences will be kept open to newcomers.

The Tourism minister had announced that shacks would be allotted in dimensions of 18X18 meters, 12X18 meters and 18X8 meters while fees for 3-year licences will be hiked to Rs 50,000 and for a single year to Rs 25,000 as compared to last year’s rate of Rs 20,000 per shack.

While banning any form of subletting and stating that the department will check for original owners and managers and cancel licence in case it is not found more than thrice.

The new shack policy also has a clause for not allowing any foreigners to be employed at the shack even if the foreigner has a business visa.

Sticking to last year’s clause of only 10 beach beds and no discrimination clause between Indian and foreign customers, shack owners will have to strictly install CCTV cameras and provide 30 days footage to police and the tourism department.

Following is the Proposed Shack policy for the year 2012 – 2013

To read the policy and download –

amendment to beach shack policy 2012-13

modified beach shack policy 2012 -2013