Shanghai will dissolve two of its most corruption-troubled government agencies as part of a sweeping institutional reform that will reduce the number of departments from 56 to 44, local media reported. The government will scrap the Shanghai Labour and Social Security Bureau, which was at the centre of a 2006 scandal involving the misuse of pension funds. The former head of the bureau, Zhu Junyi , was jailed for 18 years and more than 20 government and state company officials were implicated, including the city's former Communist Party chief, Chen Liangyu . The bureau will be replaced by a new body, the Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, through a merger with the Shanghai Personnel Bureau. Another troubled body, the Shanghai Housing, Land and Resource Administration, will be replaced by the Shanghai Housing Guarantee and Housing Management Administration. However, the responsibility for land-related matters will fall to the new Shanghai Urban Planning, Land and Resource Administration, which the city will create from the old Shanghai Urban Planning Administration. A former deputy director of the Shanghai Housing, Land and Resource Administration, Yin Guoyuan , received a suspended death sentence for taking bribes as part of the pension fund case. The city will also shift the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration to the jurisdiction of the Shanghai Public Health Bureau. State media has made no mention of corruption cases as the reason behind the reforms. A Xinhua report carried by local newspapers yesterday said the central government had requested the reform, which would help increase administrative efficiency. Several of the changes follow similar moves at central government level. The Ministry of Health recently took over the State Food and Drug Administration after a string of problems with product safety and a graft case involving the food and drug chief, who was executed last year.