Rajouri (J&K): Terming the successful conduct of panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir as an "historic achievement", Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said had Opposition PDP conducted these polls they would have boasted for coming 100 years.

"Had the main opposition party (PDP) conducted these elections, they would have unleashed propaganda and self praising campaign for 100 years," Omar said.

Addressing a public meeting at Kalakote in Rajouri district, the Chief Minister said that powerful and effective panchayat system is his government's commitment.

"You will soon see a three-tier powerful panchayat system functioning and flourishing in the state," the Chief Minister said.

Under a well drafted programme, election to block panchayat bodies would be completed soon after the election to the reserved seats for panchayats in Legislative Council is held, he said.

The Chief Minister said the four seats in Legislative Council are reserved for panchayats, and election to these is to be conducted by the Election Commission of India.

The delay in the process of establishing block bodies was because of this reason, and now decks have been cleared for holding the election of MLCs reserved for panchayat which would follow constitution of block and district panchayat councils.

He said the services of 14 government departments have already been conferred to panchayats besides providing financial support of Rs 40 crores.

Targeting PDP he said, "They (PDP) talked much about healing touch but did nothing during their rule. It is our government which removed bunkers, brought in rehabilitation policy, introduced unemployment allowance, expanded job orbit for youth and transferred power from the Secretariat to the grass root level by holding panchayat elections."

"During electioneering when we talked about providing unemployment allowance to the youth, they smiled and declared it impossible. But we made it possible and presently thousands of unemployed youth are getting this benefit," he said claiming that the recently elected Uttar Pradesh government is introducing a similar initiative taking a page from our policy programme in this regard.

Omar said peace and progress with thrust on creation of economic activities and job opportunities is the central idea of the NC-Congress alliance.

"We are working in tandem to mitigate difficulties of people and restore peace and stability in the state," he said.

"The next three years will witness further fillip and fast tracking of development in the state. We do not say that we have done everything but it is a fact that our government has reached out to all corners of the state in the process of development," the chief minister claimed.

On corruption, the Chief Minister alleged that the PDP only raised slogans and did nothing practical on ground.

"Instead we brought in powerful Accountability Commission, Right to Information Commission and Public Service Guarantee Act to bring in transparency and check malpractices and corruptions at various levels," Omar said.

Any official found showing laxity or failing to provide particular service in a fixed time frame is liable for a fine up to Rs 5,000 which shall be deducted from his salary, he said.