The Companies Act, 1956
343. TRANSFER OF OFFICE BY MANAGING AGENT.
(1) The managing agent of a company shall not transfer his office to another person or enter into any agreement or arrangement with another person by or under which the managing agent parts with, or which has the effect of transferring, his right to manage the whole or substantially the whole of the affairs of the company in favour of or to that other person unless approval of the company in general meeting and also of the Central Government has been accorded to such transfer, agreement orarrangement.
(2) If the other person and the managing agent referred to in sub-section (1) contravene the provisions of that sub-section, that other person and the managing agent, and where the managing agent is a firm, every partner in the firm and where the managing agent is a body corporate, every director of the body corporate, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.