He also informed the Lok Sabha that it would not be economical to manufacture certain defence equipment items.
Suresh Prabhu’s novel idea to meet all MPs over dinner to discuss railway projects in states has hit a hurdle.
Dattatreya told Lok Sabha the Centre had “no objection” to other amendments by the state.
The new rules are expected to bring in more clarity on various sexual harassment offences punishable under the law.
Dattatreya also informed Lok Sabha that these provisions were likely to be opposed by trade unions.
The Speaker, however, agreed to look into the demand to hold discussion at the earliest.
The debate on the black money issue is now likely to take place on Wednesday, in the post-lunch session.
Congress whip Deepender Hooda was twice seen animatedly asking Tharoor to join his colleagues in the protest.
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 12 noon after the opposition staged protests with open umbrella.
Prakash Mishra, Orissa cadre officer accused in graft case, also in the reckoning.
There are a total of 67 bills pending with Parliament, 59 of them in Rajya Sabha and eight in Lok Sabha.
Most decisions are taken by voice vote, and unless a division of votes is demanded, there is no division given.
Nehru respected Parliament and earned the respect of parliamentarians.
At the discretion of the government, MPs are entitled to bungalows which that they can recommend to their ‘guests’ for a maximum of three months.
The new Bill may empower the regulator to determine a pricing mechanism.