Beach shack operators would face stringent action if they violated the rules, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said today. The minister was reacting to complaints by locals in the North Goa beach belt that shacks remain open beyond the permitted time, late into the night. The complaints have come mostly from Baga-Sinquerim area, considered a night tourism hotspot, an official said. Ajgaonkar,\u00a0in a statement, said he would\u00a0direct the tourism department to crack the whip on erring shack operators, and officials would be held accountable if they didn't take action. "I will not tolerate this defiance by shack operators\u00a0as well as dereliction of\u00a0duty by the department\u00a0in not clamping down\u00a0on the same. I have directed the Department\u00a0of Tourism\u00a0to act\u00a0immediately against\u00a0any such violation\u00a0of\u00a0norms\u00a0under the shack\u00a0policy," he said. He would look into the issues raised by the local population in the\u00a0North Goa\u00a0coastal stretch, the minister assured. Tourism activities will be monitored strictly along the entire Goa coast and not only in North Goa, Ajgaonkar added. He also asked police\u00a0to keep a tight vigil\u00a0along the beaches and crack down on activities which violate the law and bring disrepute\u00a0to the coastal state.