This kind of corruption is the NORM in India. Even if these &%^#( are paid a million dollars a year, they will not stop this corruption.
In Chennai, I have yet to find a single service from a government entity, that does not involve speed money.
In my lifetime, corruption is at its highest and getting worse day by day.
All you to do is to make a list of where the government servants send their children for schooling and higher education and you will quickly understand how.
Of course, property, gold, lifestyle, holidays are the other things to check.
India surely will scale new heights in corruption.
Mera Bharat Mahaan.