The Labour Department officials conducted surprise check in different parts of the city recently to ensure that child labourers were not employed in business establishments. On the direction of N. V. Tayumanavan, Additional Labour Commissioner, and K. Maharajan, Joint Commissioner of Labour, a team of officials led by A. Venkatesan, Labour Inspector (in charge), conducted surprise check in 90 shops and hotels on the NSB Road, Theradi bazar street, Big bazar street, Super Bazar, Chathiram bus stand etc. They directed the shop and hotel owners to strictly desist from employing children below 14 years of age.